Jill Duggar Just Gave Even More Insight Into Her Homeschooling Curriculum With Her Son
The Duggars have been a controversial family since Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar first stepped foot into the realm of reality TV with their 19 kids. And while everyone suspected they’d eventually fade from the spotlight, it’s their adult children who are carrying the torch via 19 Kids and Counting now. There is one Duggar daughter who’s no longer associated with TLC, however — and that’s Jill.
Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, are no longer welcome on Counting On due to Derick’s transphobic tweets of the past, but they still have a hefty following online. And recently, Jill posted about the homeschooling curriculum she uses for her son, Israel. Here’s what she posted and what her followers have said about her schooling before.
Jill has posted about her homeschooling strategies in the past
We know the Duggars to be ultra-religious, as Jim Bob and Michelle brought their children up in a Christian fundamentalist household. And this extended to their schooling, too. Now, it seems all of the Duggars are also pro-homeschooling, and they reportedly use a program called ATI, or Advanced Training Institute, says In Touch Weekly. The program is a “Biblically-based home education program for families who desire to raise up sons and daughters who are ‘mighty in Spirit’ and able to impact the world for Jesus Christ.” Unfortunately, many Duggar followers believe ATI to be cult-like in its approach.
As for Jill specifically, she frequently posts about how she’s teaching her kids. She’s shared how she “car-schools” her kids on-the-go, which had fans wondering why. “I’m confused by this. Why is she doing lessons in the car? Is he old enough or ready to learn how to read? I’m worried he might set him up for failure if he doesn’t perform,” a Reddit user commented.
She recently shared videos of her curriculum on her Instagram Story
“Car-schooling” is far from the only aspect of her homeschooling that Jill has shared on Instagram. Recently, she took to her Instagram Story to share videos of Israel while he was working on Math. “Workin’ hard on math … he says it’s his favorite,” Jill captioned one of the photos she took of Israel learning. And she even noted what math curriculum she’s currently using.
Jill uses Math-U-See, which, according to their website, is “a complete, skill-based, multi-sensory homeschool math curriculum for grades K-12 that’s designed to teach students skills in a logical sequence.” It’s part of the Demme Learning homeschool curriculum that can be found on Christianbook.com. Oddly enough, it doesn’t seem like Math-U-See is associated with ATI. Could this mean that Jill doesn’t use the controversial program after all? We’re not sure, as she could use ATI for other subjects.
Derick claims he’ll allow his kids to attend college
It’s not common for any of the Duggars to attend college — but it seems the next generation of kids may be the ones to branch out from the world of homeschooling. We know Derick currently goes to law school, and he’s also mentioned on social media that he’s totally open to his kids going to college. On his recent Instagram post of him celebrating another year of law school, a follower asked, “Would you ever allow any of your kids to attend public schools?” To that, Derick simply said, “yes.”
Even Jill may be coming around to the idea, as a follower asked her if she’d ever consider public school for her sons if they asked. And she answered, “[M]aybe. Probably will at some point for college.”
We know Derick and Jill would love if their kids would follow in Derick’s footsteps and become lawyers, but they’re a long way away from making that decision. Until then, we’ll have to settle for snippets of Jill’s homeschooling on social media.
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