DUGGAR critics have slammed Michelle for her “lack of connection” during a “forced” conversation with her daughter Jennifer in a resurfaced clip.
Michelle, the matriarch of the Duggar family, struggled to find something in common with her seventh daughter, Jennifer, now 15.
In a throwback clip to 19 Kids and Counting, the 55-year-old mother watched how her seventeenth child prepared the food for her pet calf.
Michelle said: “Wow. That’s why they grow up so fast.”
Jennifer corrected her mother: “They don’t grow very fast actually.
“It takes like six months for them to get big.”
The Counting On alum came up with a possible reason and claimed: “Oh, probably because she was orphaned.”
Michelle quickly changed the subject and asked: “What’s the next pet that you’re hoping to get?”
Jennifer wanted to get more ducks and chickens as pets.
Fans slammed the reality star’s “bad performance” in the comments section as she seemed unable to communicate with her daughter.
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One critic said: “It seems like she’s acting in every scene…even the ones attempting to show a normal parent-child interaction.”
Another critic added: “She acts like this is the first time she has ever seen this child.”
A third critic mentioned: “This scene was so hard and awkward to watch. Like how do you not know how to connect with your child?”
A fourth person chimed in: “This is why I don’t like reality TV. Those conversations are so forced.”
Fans also slammed Jim Bob, the patriarch of the Duggar family, for his lack of parenting skills.
In a resurfaced clip from the TLC show, the 57-year-old reality star seemed unable to discipline his grandchildren.
During the clip, Meredith – Josh and Anna Duggar’s daughter – started arguing with Ben and Jessa Seewald’s son, Spurgeon, over a flag.
The young children ended up biting each other in front of the cameras.
Jim Bob told his grandkids: “We don’t ever go and bite somebody.
“Do you like when people bite you, Spurgeon? No.”
He continued: “Meredith, do you want people biting you? Then don’t ever go and bite somebody else. Do you understand?”
Jim Bob decided to avoid punishing them and concluded: “You know what, we’ll probably let your parents deal with this.
“We’ll tell them about it when they get back.”
Viewers jumped to the comments section and mocked his lack of discipline.
One critic stated: “Jimbob acting like this is the first time he’s ever had to handle an upset child, and he’s already thinking of calling Jana.”
Another critic commented: “Dude has 19 kids and is just dumbfounded as to how to handle two kids.”
Jim Bob and Michelle’s oldest son Josh, 34, was sentenced to about 12 years in federal prison for child pornography.
The Sun reported he was transferred to FCI Seagoville in June.
Josh was arrested and charged with possessing and receiving child pornography back in April 2021.