Jessa Duggar is Making Sure Her Sons Are Raised To Be Independent Young Men

Counting On’s Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald have three young children; Duggar’s two oldest are her sons, Spurgeon and Henry. She recently gave birth to a daughter, Ivy Jane, with whom she’s been spending most of her time, since the little girl is only an infant. But she’s instilling important values into her young sons as well; her recent Instagram post makes it clear she wants her boys to grow up to be independent men.

Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald, and their two sons, Spurgeon and Henry.
Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald, and their two sons, Spurgeon and Henry | Jessa Seewald via Instagram

The Duggar men traditionally don’t help with housework  

In the Duggar family, the men make the money, and the women care for the house and kids. Growing up, Jessa Duggar was always exposed to her parents’ relationship, which consisted of her father building a career in real estate while her mother stayed home and raised the couple’s 19 kids. All of the children were homeschooled, and it was Michelle’s job to teach them. Now, as the Duggar children are getting older, the men are marrying women who stay home and care for the kids as well. Traditionally, it’s never been a male Duggar’s job to help out around the house.

Duggar has said in the past that her kids love helping with chores

Duggar has posted videos in the past of her children helping out with chores around the house. She’s written heartfelt captions about how parents should encourage their child’s want to help rather than do everything themselves simply to get it done faster. Over the summer, she posted a video of her son helping to vacuum the family room carpet. “There’s a window of time where they’re eager to help. Capture it. Don’t squelch it,” Duggar wrote in the caption of the video. Fans were excited to see that she was allowing her sons to take part in household chores.

She recently posted a video of her son taking care of the family’s laundry

Earlier this week, Duggar once again showed off how much her children love to help her out. On September 19, she posted a photo of her son moving all of the clothes from the washing machine to the dryer. “Little kids love to take part in meaningful tasks with mom and dad,” Duggar wrote. She seemed thrilled that he was helping out, especially as she was busy feeding Ivy Jane.

Fans loved to see the heartfelt video, too. “What an awesome little helper that you have!” one user commented. “Love this!! So cute!!” someone else said. Others added that their children used to love helping with the chores, but now that they’re older, they don’t love it, so Duggar should enjoy it while it lasts.

It’s clear some of the Duggar children are raising their kids a bit differently

As the Duggars grow up and raise their own kids, it’s clear that some are doing things differently than their parents did. Jessa Duggar is encouraging her sons to help out around the house. Meanwhile, Jinger Duggar is encouraging her daughter to find a love of sports and even suggested Felicity might play soccer just like her father. Most of the other Duggar grandchildren are a bit too young for us to see how they are being raised, but time will tell if the other Duggars parent differently, too.