Why It’s Not Helpful to Ignore the ‘Good Times’ in the #Duggar Type Homeschooling

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundEditor's note: This advice also could apply for reaching out to or helping adults/parents in the ATI or Quiverfull or Fundamentalist movements. Perhaps the only way you'll be genuinely heard by those in these people groups.Hi, everyone, I did an audio recording, where I argue that saying the Duggars are uber-godly or uber-evil cultivates an attitude that does not help free the Duggars. The recording is not perfect because I don’t have an edit button like I do in typing. For example, I forgot to mention that yes, it’s possible the Duggar parents physically abuse their kids beyond just spanking. I also don’t know what it is like to … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Kid Collecting?

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by Michelle Swanson from her blog One Big Connected Family - Why Do Homeschooling Families Have So Many Kids??? The big question remains: why do homeschooling families have so many kids?Some families are part of the "quiver-full" movement. You know, the Duggars and the Bates kinds of families. The ones that believe you should always be seeking and never preventing the blessing of children from God. You can google that whole philosophy for the next few years and have some fun. Our family doesn't fall into that category. … [Read more...]

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Laughter is the Best Medicine – A Homeschool Family

 Meaning not disrespect to any homeschooling family but you have to admit that this is what the secular world sees and thinks many times when seeing a homeschooled family of ATI-types. From comedian Tim Hawkins. … [Read more...]

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