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Duggars: 20 and Counting

Duggars: 20 and Counting

Raising One of America's Largest Families - How They Do It

by Michelle Duggar
Publisher: Howard Books
Mass market paperback, 234 pages
Current Retail Price: $15.99

This practical, positive book reveals the many parenting strategies that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use as they preside over America's best-known mega-family. Each time a new baby arrives, the press from around the world clamors for interviews and information. Visitors are amazed to find eighteen well-groomed, well-behaved, well-schooled children in a home that focuses on family, financial responsibility, fun—and most importantly, faith.

Readers will learn about the Duggars' marriage—how they communicate effectively, make family decisions, and find quality time alone. They'll discover how the Duggars manage to educate all their children at home, while providing experiences that go beyond the family walls, through vacations and educational trips. And they'll see how the Duggar family manages their finances and lives debt-free—even when they built their own 7,000-square-foot house. Answering the oft asked question—How can I do with one or two children what you do with eighteen?—Jim Bob and Michelle reveal how they create a warm and welcoming home filled with what Michelle calls "serene chaos." They show how other parents can succeed whether they're rearing a single child or several.

With spiritual insights, experience-based wisdom, practical tips, and plenty of humorous and tender anecdotes, the Duggars answer the questions that pour into the family's Web site on a daily basis—especially after every national media interview and TV appearance—including their segments on the Discovery Health Channel's "Meet the Duggars" series.

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  Very Inspiring and Fun
HappyHomemaker of Oregon, 9/26/2011
Interwoven in this book are two main stories. They share some of the parenting wisdom they've acquired while raising their 17 children. They also tell as the story of their journey from being the parents of two and wanting to call it quits, to how God changed their hearts and gave them the grace they needed to face every trial that comes with a growing family. Both their story and their wisdom (along with a large dose of humility) are encouraging and inspiring.