Rules That The Duggars Have For Their Children

Is there a rift forming in the Duggar clan?

Fans of the famous family have wondered what's going on due to some recent comments from their son-in-law.

Derrick Dillard, who's married to Jill Duggar, has revealed via social media that the money Jill and her sisters earn from their show Counting On goes to Jim Bob.

Dillard's comments haven't gone over well with his in-laws. Recently, Derrick revealed that he and Jill aren't allowed Jim Bob and Michelle's home unless Jim Bob is there.

While Dillard's comments may have further the rift between him and the Duggars, it's also raised questions about the way Jim Bob and Michelle raise their children.

As we saw on their TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, Jim Bob and Michelle have very strict rules for their kids.


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Courtship Rules

The Duggars are a conservative family and very religious. Throughout their series, the Duggars have talked about their beliefs.

When it came time for the kids to enter into a courtship, the Duggars had strict rules for their children and their partners.

The parents had to approve of the guy or girl who dated one of their kids. Also, the couple has to have a chaperone on all their dates.

As for physical contact, the couples aren't allowed to hold hands or kiss before marriage.


The Duggars decided to forego public schools and homeschool their children.

On 19 Kids and Counting, we saw the younger children doing the homework around the kitchen table.

Michelle and Jim Bob set up a lesson plan around their family's values. While Jim Bob was out tending to the family's rental properties, Michelle was at home teaching their kids.

Having to teach the kids was a hassle at times, but Michelle had help from the older girls, who stepped in to help with the teaching responsibilities.

No TV Or Internet

Being conservatives, Jim Bob and Michelle want to protect their children from anything that was violent or racy.

As explained on their show, the Duggar family watched very little television. But when they did watch TV, they watched wholesome shows such as The Andy Griffith Show.

As for the internet, the Duggars did have a computer, which was mainly used for the children's school work. Jill also used the computer during her long-distance courtship with Derrick, but Jim Bob and Michelle were always in the room to make sure no funny stuff was happening.

The Girls' Dress Code

One of the Duggars' firm beliefs is that women should wear skirts or dresses, never pants.

Throughout the series, we saw Michelle and the Duggar daughters adhere to the rules. Their choice of clothing often made it difficult to participate in activities such as horseback riding.

The youngest girls Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn, and Josie still have to follow these rules since they still live at home.

However, we've seen Jinger, Jill, and Joy Anna break their parents' rules and have started wearing pants.