‘19 Kids & Counting’ Preview: Anna Struggles With Homeschooling 3 Kids

Tue, April 8, 2014 4:00pm EST by 7 Comments

On the April 8 episode of ’19 Kids & Counting,’ we finally get to see how Anna and Josh Duggar are adjusting to their new home. Anna admits that she is struggling with homeschooling Mackynzie, especially because she has two other children who need her attention. Click inside to watch an EXCLUSIVE clip from the new episode!

19 Kids & Counting stars Anna and Josh Duggar discuss their decision to homeschool their three children, especially 4-year old Mackynzie.

’19 Kids & Counting’ Exclusive: Josh & Anna Decide To Homeschool

On the April 8 episode of 19 Kids & Counting, we meet up with Josh and Anna Duggar inside their new home in Washington, D.C.

You may remember that last season on the May 14 episode, Josh and Anna were faced with the difficult decision of uprooting their family from the small town in Arkansas they knew and loved to the big city of Washington, D.C. Ultimately, Josh took the job and decided to move over 1,000 miles away from his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

In this EXCLUSIVE clip provided to HollywoodLife.com, Josh admits that it is “hard” being so far away from his family. Meanwhile, Anna discusses the difficulties she faces trying to homeschool Mackynzie while she has her two younger children, 2-year-old Michael and nine-month-old Marcus.

’19 Kids & Counting’ — 2 New Episodes Tonight

Don’t forget — there are TWO back-to-back episodes of 19 Kids & Counting on tonight, starting at 9pm on TLC!

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you think it’s a good idea Anna is homeschooling her children? Have you been watching the new season of ’19 Kids & Counting’? Let us know your thoughts below!

– Lauren Cox

More ’19 Kids & Counting’ News:

  1. ’19 Kids & Counting’ Stars Josh & Anna Duggar Welcome Baby Boy
  2. ’19 Kids & Counting’ Recap: Josh & Anna Are Moving To Washington D.C.
  3. ’19 Kids & Counting’ Girls ‘Avoid Men’ & ‘Censor Thoughts’ To Stay Virgins

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Clare Veronica McFadden

Posted at 1:47 PM on January 3, 2015  

I am glad Anna and Josh decided to Homeschool… in fact, I am slightly jealous because I wish I had been homeschooled (as an additional support needs kid in a mainstream school who was not good at math homeschooling would have been amazing for me)

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Katie Hamilton

Posted at 7:28 PM on April 10, 2014  

o MaKynzie is my FAVORITE! She is SUCH an OLDEST CHILD/GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted at 1:25 AM on April 10, 2014  

why dont they just send them to a christian school or something. so they can have friends instead of just the family. would be better for the kids. home schooling be boring. id rather go to a actual school where i could hang out with my friends

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Posted at 9:51 PM on April 9, 2014  

I commend Anna for committing to teach her own children. They will thrive with one-on-one instruction, and she doesn’t need to commit much time to teaching academics at their young ages yet. Children don’t need to begin formal academics until 5, 6, or even 7 years old; they need lots of time to play, snuggle, and listen to good books. When they’re older homeschooling can be completed just a few hours and exceed what kids learn in half a week in public school. My kids were doing fine in public school, but were bored. We pulled them out and have been homeschooling for 2 years now. Their zeal for learning is now contagious and they’re able to learn at their own pace while enjoying and mastering the material. Homeschooling is a lifestyle and it’s the lifestyle Josh and Anna know best. They’ll steadily grow into it with their own young family. Some days will be wonderful, some days will be awful, but they will never regret pouring their love and life into their children. I hope they find some great homeschool groups in the DC area and build a strong network of friends on the same journey!

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Posted at 6:58 AM on April 9, 2014  

I understand that this is how they choose to live. But, if she is having some trouble dealing with it right now, why not cut back on the baby making until she can figure it all out. Call Michelle and ask her how she did it until the oldest ones were old enough to take “buddies”. I don’t understand this family, but I am not knocking them either. At least their kids aren’t on drugs or getting knocked up and stuff.

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Posted at 2:04 AM on April 9, 2014  

Hey hey hey thumbs up.. You’re a great mother, that’s how every mother needs to be… 5, 10, 15, 20, mins or more .mothers needs to pay attention to their childrens.”Fantastico” ;)

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Karen P.

Posted at 9:24 PM on April 8, 2014  

WOW. Not easy *at* *all*. I give a lot of credit to parents who put every ounce of their being aside to homeschool their children. That speaks highly of those parents.

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