19 Kids and Counting... - Page 3

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > Movies, Music, and TV

19 Kids and Counting...

This is a discussion on 19 Kids and Counting... within the Movies, Music, and TV forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

Like Tree26Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-09-2011, 10:41 AM
Green Broke
I did look into it a bit, they have lots of kid deductutions, but deductions don't cover SS tax. But they don't get any kinda gov support, They are homeschooled so don't even burden the school sytems. I think that is another 20 something decent people I could use out working in 20 years paying into the SS sytem.
Sponsored Links
    11-09-2011, 10:58 AM
I'd rather they have that number of kids than that awful Kate Plus 8.
    11-09-2011, 11:12 AM
Originally Posted by AlexS    
I'd rather they have that number of kids than that awful Kate Plus 8.
That's for sure! Both of those parents are messed up and are messing those kids up.
    11-09-2011, 11:14 AM
Green Broke
Or even worse...... Octomom.
Posted via Mobile Device
Tianimalz and gaelgirl like this.
    11-09-2011, 12:33 PM
Originally Posted by Sunny    
Or even worse...... Octomom.
Posted via Mobile Device

I remember reading in People that she wanted $200 an hr/per kid for their work while filming her TV show that I think aired in Europe? Correct me if I'm wrong.
    11-09-2011, 12:47 PM
Green Broke
Who knows with that woman.

It's going around that her house is being foreclosed and things like that. It sucks for the children, but it's her own darn fault for being implanted when she already couldn't afford to take care of herself.

Well, unless you count the lip enhancement.
Posted via Mobile Device
    11-09-2011, 12:59 PM
Kate Plus 8 is local to me, I have seen her and she parades around like she is Angelina Jolie. Hilarious!

She must have made a good chunk of money from that show though, as all 8 of her kids attend a $20k per year, per kid, private school.
    11-09-2011, 04:18 PM
Green Broke
Althought the Duggar family does have a passel of kids...they are well mannered, generous without a fault, and not spoiled at all.

Considering they have a family of 21 (although Josh and his wife Anna live in their own house) they are not a burden to society at all. In fact, I believe they give us something to aspire to, in way of not being in debt, and living life that way.

Some parents could take a some lessons from them...not emulate them...but just take some parenting skills away from them.
Poseidon likes this.
    11-09-2011, 04:50 PM
Originally Posted by VelvetsAB    
Some parents could take a some lessons from them...not emulate them...but just take some parenting skills away from them.
I agree with that statement. Especially where I live, there are a lot of people who literally "breed like rabbits" and though I don't know them personally, I can't imagine that their childern are getting the proper care just by looking at their poor living conditions.

Perhaps that's why I find 19 kids and counting "disgusting" because to me, I feel it's sending the wrong message to people who cannot support a family and making it seem like it's easy to pump out kids and support them, when in reality it is not.
    11-09-2011, 05:22 PM
Super Moderator
I think having that many kids has it's pros and cons. They seem like really good people that have instilled great values in their children. Sometimes I wonder about the children's well being, as in, how much "me" time do they get with their parents and how much of it is with an older sibling that is raising them. I wonder how long they get to be kids, to what age? By that I mean, how many responsibilities do they have at a young age?

But then you think, there is so much love in that house and they all seem very well rounded, socialized and happy.

I think only time will tell as they hit 18 and move out on their own and what choices they make as adults.

As for the parents and the family, I think they seem loved.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
25 years old and counting! Strange Dressage 2 10-14-2011 11:26 AM
More help on seeing distance and counting strides, please MaryMary Jumping 3 08-06-2011 05:29 PM
Two months and counting! Spirithorse Natural Horsemanship 29 10-09-2010 07:23 PM
24 Hours and Counting!!!!! CedarHillQuarterHorses Horse Breeding 42 03-29-2009 10:49 AM
One month and counting! KatieStanley Horse Shows 0 01-13-2009 04:07 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0