by Jas Faulkner
This is probably a bad thing to admit, but I participate in a forum that follows a reality show about the Duggar Family and yet I rarely if ever watch the actual show. When I do, I see that about eighty percent of the commentary is pretty accurate, but there are moments when I watch and what I see doesn’t seem as bad as it has been made out to be .
On a recent episode, one of the Duggars, a son who is now grown and married and has his own household, showed the documentary crew his eldest child’s library. It was a shelf that contained seven or eight books. I have seen criticism about the paltry space and selection in this little girl’s collection. There were two things I kept in mind as I watched this: 1. The child in question is two or three years old. 2. Neither of these young parents grew up in homes where there was an emphasis on education beyond learning the basics required to take care of a family. Sad to say, that might be the case with the next generation of Duggars, but I hope it isn’t.