Jill Duggar Dillard was the first Duggar daughter to get married, although she is not the eldest girl. Jim Bob Duggar hand-picked Derick Dillard for Jill, and it was just love at first sight from there. The couple also gave the Duggars a grandson in 2015, naming him Israel. Because of the high profile lives they lead, the Duggar family is always in the news. Most recently it has been about Josh Duggar, but this time, there are serious allegations happening against Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband, Derick Dillard.
Since moving to Central America, Jill Duggar Dillard’s parenting choices have been talked about a lot. The Dillards relocated when Israel was just a few months old, which many believed was a risky move. Duggar had a lot of training raising children, as she did a lot to help take care of the other children in her family. Jill Duggar Dillard often shares photos of her adventures and of Israel, but the latest ones have sparked outrage across social media.
According to Starpulse, it appears that the Dillards are blanket training their son. This is a technique used to teach young children and toddlers self-control. In fact, Michelle Duggar admitted to blanket training her children. This is a cause of concern among many fans, and social media hasn’t stopped buzzing since the pictures surfaced just two days ago.
Young moms are taught that swaddling a child is okay, and that is likely what Jill Duggar Dillard was attempting to do. The photos showed Israel crying while wrapped completely in a blanket. The issue here is that the baby is just 9-months-old, too old for a typical swaddling session. Fans are outraged that Duggar would post photos like that of her child, and then the black eye was noticed. It appears that Israel received a black eye. Immediately, people were crying out that Dillard is abusing her son but the truth is, most children will have a black eye at one point or another.
Because Jill Duggar Dillard is a stay-at-home mom, she is the one receiving most of the criticism. Derick Dillard is getting some feedback, but not anywhere near as harsh as Jill has received. According to Fashion & Style, fans are accusing Jill Duggar Dillard of binding her son. Some of the comments are incredibly crass and graphic. There has been no comment from the Dillard family about the accusations or how they have chosen to raise the baby. Israel generally is photographed as a happy and healthy baby, so these photos came as a shock.
The last year has been hard for Jill Duggar Dillard and her entire family. She was forced to relive everything that happened to her during her childhood. Police reports were released that announced Jill Duggar and her sisters had become victims of groping at the hands of their eldest brother, Josh Duggar. All of this was happening as Jill was post-partum. Not only was she a brand new mom, but she was also dealing with the trauma she experienced a decade ago and had already dealt with. Many fans assumed she left to be a missionary in Central America because of all of the chaos that was happening within the Duggar family in Arkansas.
With so much experience with children, these accusations of child abuse against Jill Duggar Dillard are astounding. Fans and critics are still outraged over the blanket photos, especially because Israel is crying in them. It is unclear if the Dillards believe in the “crying it out loud” method, but if they do, it would explain the photos. No matter how well the Dillards parent Israel, they are always going have critics. Something will always be wrong, and people will talk.
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