The Counting On patriarch’s choices have been called into question after a recently rediscovered clip from the show surfaced online.
In the clip from the series’ tenth season, Josh and Anna Duggar’s daughter, Meredith, along with Ben and Jessa Seewald’s son, Spurgeon, were outside playing when suddenly the two started arguing over a flag.
Caught on camera, the two young children began to bite each other.
When Jim Bob stepped in to find out what happened, he ended up passing the buck.
“We don’t ever go and bite somebody,” he told the kids. “Do you like when people bite you Spurgeon? No.”
Jim Bob then turned his attention to the young girl.
“Meredith, do you want people biting you? Then don’t ever go and bite somebody else. Do you understand?”
He then decided to let the kids’ parents handle things from there.
“You know what, we’ll probably let your parents deal…we’ll tell them about it when they get back,” Jim Bob concluded.
Online, fans slammed the grandpa’s lack of discipline.
“Lol 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,” one fan commented.
Another tagged on: “Dude has 19 kids and is just dumbfounded as how to handle just 2 kids.”
And one person noted: “He looks completely clueless. He looks like he’s about to take a bite out of one of them and say’ “How do YOU like it?!’
That’s what I imagine to be his level of skill in navigating child conflict.”
The disgraced dad has gone on to become embroiled in feuds with many of his children, who openly rebel against his conservative teachings.
When Jim Bob celebrated his 57th birthday earlier this month, he did so largely alone.
Most of his children did not post a tribute to their father on his special day.
The only Duggar that did was Jessa.
All of this comes as the family has been fighting due to son, Josh’s child pornography conviction.
Josh was sentenced to 12 years in prison after being found guilty and has to pay $50,000 in fines.
After the ex-reality star is released, he will serve 20 more years of probation and will be forbidden from unsupervised visits with children.
He will not be allowed to have a computer or view pornography of any kind.
Josh was previously found guilty of possessing and receiving child pornography on December 9 after a nearly two-week trial.
The government also brought up when Josh molested minor females in the family home when he was a teenager.