When a fan asked why she's so opposed to pacifiers, Jessa responded saying she always nurses her babies on-demand, so her kids have constant access to the pacifier, “God Designed.”
Jessa stressed she is her daughter’s pacifier. She explains nursing isn’t only for food, but comfort and mother’s closeness, and she prefers it that way.
As we have known, the Duggars adherently imposes discipline on their children.
And this implies not only are the children punished at an immature age (now and then with such debatable measures as "blanket training"), they also begin aiding out around the house at quite a young age.
Which reasons as to why Jessa's eldest -- 3-year-old Spurgeon -- is already setting up her hands around a vacuum cleaner:
The Duggars have been panned for their perceived reluctance to let kids be juvenile, which may narrate why Jessa chose to get in front of that condemnation by posting an extended clarification for the video above:
Jessa writes there’s a window of time in the toddler years where little ones become eager to help. She adds it’s sweet to watch their excitement as they are allowed to take part in meaningful tasks— not pretend 'helping,' but doing something that eases out the whole family.
Jessa says playing together is fun, but even the cleanup can be a joy if people do it together and that there’s always a sense of importance and belonging and being required.
Jessa further explains she doesn't promote her tykes to assist because it saves her time in the effort -- in fact, she insists the other way around is important:
As such, she states, ‘sometimes as a mom,’ she has to pause and remember this. She, however, confesses the fact that it sometimes takes 5x longer than if she did it herself, but her children find it amusing to help out and lend a hand.
Jessa maintains people “definitely” need to encourage this and not squander the excitement. She points out the norm which her mother had modeled beautifully and says there’s a window of time where children are forever eager to help, and people need to “capture it but not squelch it.'”