Fans of TLC’s Little People, Big World know that this season has recently come to a close. One of the biggest moments of the season was when Matt and Amy Roloff finally made a decision about Roloff Farms. Fans of LPBW know that the two are divorced and were working toward an agreement.
Of course, this is also an exciting time for Zach and Tori Roloff because they are expecting their second child together. Another big part of this recent season is that Audrey and Jeremy Roloff were missing. The couple quit the show, but they did appear on it every so often.
Though Audrey and Jeremy are no longer on the show, they did find a way to get some attention from LPBW fans. Due to their parenting tactics, some fans have become concerned.
How are Audrey and Jeremy parenting Ember?
In a few recent Instagram stories, Audrey shared one of the parenting tactics she uses with her daughter, Ember. Ember will be two years old in September. They began a practice called “blanket time” when she was six months old. The goal is to get her to stay on a blanket for a set amount of time.
In the videos, Audrey says, “We would basically just say, ‘stay on the blanket,’ and if she crawled off the blanket we would just put her back on the blanket and only did it for, you know, a few minutes at a time when she was younger.”
Then, she explains, that they “gradually increase the time” that Ember has to stay on the blanket. They practice this weekly, but it isn’t a “super rigid thing”. When the couple first started doing this with their young daughter, she only had to stay on the blanket for a few minutes. Now, she stays on the blanket for 15 to 20 minutes at a time.
Because he knew fans would want to know why they do this, Jeremy added, that it teaches Ember “boundaries and self-control zones, how to self-entertain, how to be disciplined, how to obey mom and dad.”
Audrey said, “I don’t let her decide when it’s over”. If Audrey wants her to stay on the blanket longer, she says, “it’s blanket time. Stay on the blanket.”
What are LPBW fans saying about the parenting tactic?
On Reddit, fans of LPBW began talking about this parenting tactic. Overall, fans are not impressed with the strategy and think that it isn’t a good idea. One fan wrote, “This whole method sounds confusing. How will a child distinguish between time out and blanket time? Idk sounds super controlling and just weird. Let the kid be a kid.”
One fan in particular is familiar with this method and became concerned that Audrey may hit Ember if she leaves the blanket. The fan wrote, “Ummm blanket training is an actual method that these super religious psychopaths named the pearls promote in their book. It’s not just putting them back on the blanket. It’s hitting them every time they try to get off the blanket until they give up and stop trying. I don’t believe for a second that audrey is just doing the blanket part. Idc where she says she got the idea, I think she’s lying.”
Another fan said, “I hate when people talk about TRAINING their kids. It’s dehumanizing. Also when Jer says she needs to learn to OBEY mommy and daddy. These two are giving me fundamentalist Duggar vibes, just in a shiner package.”
What do you think of “blanket time”? Do you agree with the fans above? Let us know in the comments below!
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