Jill Duggar Mom-Shamed For Teaching Her 3 and 1-Year-Old Sons About Sex
By Dave Basner
August 22, 2018
The Duggar family made a name for themselves on the TLC reality shows 17 Kids and Counting, 18 Kids and Counting and 19 Kids and Counting. With that many children, it's clear that Jim Bob, Michelle and their kids have a deep understanding of the birds and the bees. Now that some of Jim Bob and Michelle's 19 kids are having kids of their own, that knowledge is being passed down, but some fans feel it is happening at too early an age.
27-year-old Jill (Duggar) Dillard and her husband Derick are the proud parents of two boys, Israel, age 3, and Samuel, age 1. This week, Jill revealed that she's been teaching them about the sex and the reproductive process. In an Instagram post, Jill included a photo of a book called The Story of Me, captioning it, "Want to teach your kids about the 🐦 and the 🐝 before someone else does, but you don't know where to start? Someone in our small group told us about these books (4 book set) and we love them!"
According to the book's description, The Story of Me is "designed for ages 3-5, and using age-appropriate language and illustrations, [it] explains to young children the marvelous body God gave them." The authors state on the back cover, "It's never too early to begin giving your child a practical understanding of his or her unique, beautiful body and why God designed it to be exactly the way it is," but many of Jill's followers think otherwise:
Other people have taken issue with how the book only covers families with a mother and a father:
However, plenty of fans appreciated the book recommendation: