‘Counting On’: Jill Duggar Reveals How She’s Helping Her Young Sons Avoid Looking at Porn

It’s not easy being a parent in the age of technology, even when you’re a famous reality star. Jill Dillard of Counting On and 19 Kids and Counting fame frequently shares tips for raising young kids and admits when things get difficult at home, which her fans love her for.

Jill and her husband Derick Dillard share two young sons, Samuel and Israel. Even though their children are still so little, she’s already thinking about how to protect them from pornography in a very surprising way.

Jill Dillard inspires controversy no matter what she does

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Out of all the Duggar kids, Jill has one of the most active Instagram accounts, which has both positive and negative outcomes. She finds a lot of support in her fan community. However, almost every time she posts a recipe, parenting hack, or even a regular photo of her sons at home, the haters come out in force to rail against everything the mom of two is doing wrong (in their opinions).

The Dillards have subtly hinted that they’re not as strict as Jill’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, when it comes to raising their kids. But there are a couple of similar rules they’re trying to follow, such as keeping young eyes away from questionable content.

She’s already helping her sons avoid pornographic pictures

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Chicago Tribune reported that the average age a child first encounters porn is 11 years old, so Jill and Derick’s vigilance isn’t entirely unprecedented. However, many fans were surprised that the couple is already introducing Samuel and Israel to the concept when they’re both under the age of 6.

Jill shared via Instagram stories about a book she’s been reading with the boys called Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. It’s specifically targeted to children of that age group to serve as early intervention. “This just arrived and I already can’t wait to read with the boys!” Jill said in the post, according to CafeMom. “It helps parents be proactive in discussing porn/’bad pictures’ with their kids.”

“Young children deserve to be armed early against internet dangers. Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. makes it easy for parents to protect their young kids, ages 3 to 6,” the book’s Amazon description reads. “Using gentle, age-appropriate messages, children will learn to Turn, Run & Tell when they are accidentally exposed to inappropriate content.”

Jill Dillard isn’t afraid of making controversial parenting decisions

Some followers may find it shocking that the Dillards are already broaching the topic of pornography with their kids. But it’s not the first time Jill has inspired outrage from her many Instagram fans.

The most egregious example is when fans thought the Dillards were using the “Pearl Method” of raising kids that was popularized by the book To Train Up a Child. Some of the more controversial practices in the book include blanket training, or physically disciplining babies who crawl off a blanket. When Derick joked about “training” his son to mop the floor, fans took it as confirmation that they believed in the Pearls’ methods.

Most of the time, Jill doesn’t respond to negative comments on social media and keeps on posting what she wants to anyway. It will likely be the same with her stance on teaching little kids to avoid pornographic pictures.