Jessa Duggar Shares a ‘Comical’ Video of Her Son’s Wet Pants, and Fans Accuse Her of Shaming Him

Mom fans of reality star Jessa Duggar are not happy with her recent kid-shaming after she posted a video of her little son’s struggle with potty training.

Jessa Duggar’s three-year-old son Spurgeon Seewald is potty training now, and the struggle is real.  But it didn’t help that his mom told the world he peed in his pants, through a social media post where they discussed the incident with Spurgeon saying,

“My pants leaked...again.” 

To which his mother replied,

“It’s called you went pee on yourself. You were just on the potty two minutes ago, and we couldn’t get you to go, and you couldn’t go. Why did this happen?”

All this is part of the process of potty training, but what was not was sharing it with two million followers.  

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Getting real here, Mamas. 😄 Video 1: Expectations. Video 2: Reality. . So cute and comical, it’s hard not to laugh at his explanations!! 😂😂😂 . We’re setting the 10-15 min timer and trying every time it goes off. We have nerds for prizes— 1 for trying, 2 for pee, 4 for poo. (love that they’re tiny, so not a sugar overload). Started this morning, but so far, we’ve had 3 accidents and nothing in the potty. 🙈 Maybe I’m not having him sit and try long enough?? 🤔 . Ok moms, what are your top tips for *seated* potty training? (I’m going to see how long I can avoid letting him know there’s a standing option, bc I HATE being surprised by a wet toilet seat or a puddle on the floor. 😝)

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Her caption for her two-part post read,

“Video 1: Expectations. Video 2: Reality.  So cute and comical, it’s hard not to laugh at his explanations!! We’re setting the 10-15 minute timer and trying every time it goes off. We have nerds for prizes -- 1 for trying, 2 for pee, 4 for poo. (love that they’re tiny, so not a sugar overload). Started this morning, but so far, we’ve had 3 accidents and nothing in the potty. Maybe I’m not having him sit and try long enough??”

Duggar probably didn’t expect what was coming. Many of her followers considered the post an act of kid-shaming. With one user saying,

“Your kid is going to be a grown-up eventually and probably not appreciate the public eye seeing him wet his pants.”

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#25weeks Pregnancy— such a precious gift, and definitely not something I take for granted. As we look forward to meeting our baby, we’re also feeling an exceptional amount of grief over my brother Josiah and sister-in-law Lauren’s loss of their baby. Lauren and I shared the exact same due date. We have cried so many tears, both together and apart. My heart aches for them. I weep when I think of how difficult it must be for her to see me pregnant in the very stages where she would’ve been— right up through the baby’s due date. And yet, even in a flood of emotions, there are perplexities of the human heart that may cause us to want to clam up or remain silent through such a trial. Because of this, many people feel like they’re walking this road alone. It is true that speaking for the sake of filling silence is not needful and is often hurtful. I’ve watched Lauren converse with people who have been unknowingly insensitive, and I am amazed by her graciousness. I’ve heard some try to give reasons or explanations, not realizing that their unsolicited opinions might be very painful, like salt to a wound. One might never know the tears you cry at night as a result of their words flowing back through your head. Often times, “I love you and I’m praying for you” along with a hug are quite sufficient. We do not need to fill every silence with words. But at the same time, conversations of lost dreams should never feel suppressed. Silence can stifle healing, but a carefully chosen word may work to help bring life and healing to the soul. We must all reinforce the fact that emotions over a life lost are not something to be resisted. They’re not wrong, and you should never think that for a moment. If you’ve lost a child, know this— YOU ARE A MAMA, and you will never cease to think about and cherish the life you carried... **swipe left to read more**

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User @goodman.marcia said kind words in defense of Jessa saying,

“Those of you who think this is wrong to post on social media I agree with you. But let’s understand what Jessa is going through...she is very pregnant she takes care of two young children whom I sure have tons of energy. Maybe she just had a bad day like we all do. I feel she would never intend any harm to her child.”

Recently it was the other way around when it was Jessa who was mom-shamed for a post she shared of her niece, Meredith with dirty feet.  Many users commented with words like “Wow, those feet are dirty.”

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Hopefully there is none of 👆🏽this going on at your house. 😆 The gifts are fun, and the food’s gonna be great, but let’s not forget the reason for the season. . For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. - Luke 2:11 . The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. - 1 Timothy 1:15 . 16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. - John 3:16-18 . 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6

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Jessa had a simple comeback saying,

“Mine look about the same. It’s 60 degrees outside today. That’s barefoot weather.”

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