Ah, the Duggars. They’re a reality television fixture because Mr. and Mrs. Duggar have 19 kids (and counting), which is not something many people can say (or want to say).
But how do two parents keep all of those children in check? Well, for starters, they home school their kids. On the “Duggar Family Blog,” they list “ATI” as part of the curriculum, which is the Advanced Training Institute International, a “home education program that provides curriculum and training to support parents in raising their children to love the Lord Jesus Christ, reason wisely based on the principles of Scripture, have world-changing purpose in life, and give Biblical answers to the needs of the day.” (Those bold references were pulled directly from the website.)
Central to these fashion how-tos is learning to “direct the eyes of others to your countenance.” Your countenance!
God loves ovals. And special accents near your face. You better “ovalize” that face or else!
Avoid eye traps, says the curriculum. Apparently eyes are attracted to skin, teasing, written messages, fads, the “lines of accessories” and excesses.
This curriculum even advises weight control. Also, you must present the “total impression of a Spirit-controlled personality.”
The curriculum basically says, cross your damn legs you contemptible woman!
But the curriculum wants you to have fun, too. So there are games.
This is some truly bizarre home school curriculum. But, like most teens, there’s probably good reason to suspect that not all the Duggars are into it.