I like this show and this family. I probably wouldn't do so well with their conservative stance on some issues....but I love who they are. The adults here are mature and loving parents. They express their feelings about things that concern them, but do not force their style of living on anyone else. As a matter of fact, I find them extremely accepting of others and their differences.
These parents really do PARENT their children. No adult is whining or boo-hooing there is never enough time for them...or now its my turn. They call it as they see it and raise their children accordingly. You may not agree with them at every turn, but the Dugger kids are well-mannered, articulate, intelligent and compassionate children at all ages. The Gosselins and a few others would do well to be watching....IMO.