As any parent can confirm, protecting your kids from the outside world is almost impossible. Even if you grow up in the conservative Duggar household and try to shelter their kids more than the typical family. Fortunately, for them, they have 18 siblings who can help.
Whenever they’re out and about, they do their best to avoid scantily clad women by warning each other with a safe word. The first boy to see her will say, “Nike!” to warn his brothers to avert their innocent eyes from the evils of the modern world.
No Social Media!
As many parents can attest to, there’s nearly nothing you can do to stop your kids from using social media. But not if you’re a Duggar! Social media is outright banned in their house.
Many kids being allowed to use social media once they reach a certain age, but for the Duggars, it only has to do with their relationship status. Even Jana has to adhere to this ridiculous rule as she's unmarried and in her thirties!
Monitoring Their Messages
As if having your parents decide on who you get to date as well as who you certainly won't date isn’t strange enough, both parents have full access to their girls’ private messages and texts.
Before Jessa got engaged to Ben Seewald, her fiancé asked if they could text each other since he was far away and wanted to keep in touch. Her parents agreed, but only if they were included in every text.
A recurring theme among the Duggar household is modesty, and of course, this applies more so to women and girls. While they're growing up, they're not allowed to wear pants, as these are viewed by wicked offenders when it comes to modest clothing. Yikes.
Only once the girls have grown up, can the Duggar girls wear pants, but they still have to keep it modest. However, every now and then the daughters try push the envelope, landing them a stern lecture for the act. Talk about scandalous!
No Hugging it Out
Another way the Duggar parents like to police their kids is by enforcing rules when it comes to physical touch, like hugging. Turns out, side-hugs are the only appropriate way to do it if you're a part of this conservative clan.
Only once they’re grown up and married, are they allowed to hug however they please. Sounds like a lot to think about whenever one finds themselves in a warm embrace.