Anna Duggar Busies Herself with Homeschooling Her Children While Husband is in Rehab
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Sep 28
Anna Duggar is keeping busy this fall with homeschooling her four children while her husband, Josh, is in rehab.
The Duggar Family, stars of the cancelled reality TV series 19 Kids and Counting, suffered a shock when Josh Duggar’s child molestation scandal was revealed early in the summer and his association with the Ashley Madison adultery website scandal was revealed in August.
Duggar has since checked himself into a rehab center for his sexual addiction problems.
Meanwhile, wife Anna is busying herself with educating her children, all of whom she homeschools, according to Christian Today.
Josh and Anna Duggar have four children: Mackynzie, 5, Michael, 4, Marcus, 2, and newborn Meredith Grace. Anna stated that the two oldest are picking up their lessons quickly, and she hopes Marcus and Meredith Grace will do the same when they are old enough to begin having lessons.
Anna shared on the Duggar Family Blog what homeschool curriculum she uses for each subject.
"I use Math-U-See for math, and I absolutely love it! Michael is doing the Primer, and Mackynzie is doing the Alpha. It's great because it has the blocks, so they have a hands-on way of learning, and there's a little DVD that comes with it, so they can watch their five-minute lesson and then do their work for the week. It's a great resource for me because I am able to be there as a guide, but I don't have to explain the concepts," she said.
Anna stated she hopes that other homeschooling mothers will be able to benefit from what she shared.
“I use Sing, Spell, Read and Write with Mackynzie. She reads the basic words very well. It's fun to see her read little stories to the boys,” Anna added. "And then I use a lot of other random things. For writing practice, I find worksheets online. I really like the websites where you can download the dotted font and make your own worksheets. It's fun to do a little verse or phrase."
Anna also recommended The Child’s Story Bible, written by Catherine F. Vos as reading material for children.
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Publication date: September 28, 2015