Jana Duggar got ‘benefit’ from before crime – BoilingNews

Amy Duggar with a stake from her cousin Jana Duggar.

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Don’t flinch. Amy Duggar continued to defend her cousin Jana Duggar after her recent child abuse made headlines earlier this month.

“I think that when you’re a parent, you should look after your own children. It’s not good to always have someone else look at them,” Amy, 35, tweeted on Tuesday, December 14.

After receiving mixed reactions from fans, the former TLC star followed up on another message. “Okay, let me clarify something. I am not talking about loving good parents who work and take care of their families. I support that! Of course!” she wrote on Tuesday. “I’m talking about people who rely on aunties [sic] or friends or someone who abuses people. Just because it’s possible.”

Amy concluded: “Your children, even your older children, should not be your built-in nannies. Your children, regardless of their age, should be able to lead a normal adolescent life. It’s great to lend a hand every now and then, but when you’re having so many kids, take responsibility for them.”

On Friday, December 10, news came that Jana, 31, was charged in September with endangering the welfare of a minor in Arkansas. She pleaded not guilty and will appear in court for a hearing in January.

The former 19 children and counting star spoke about the incident via her Instagram story on Tuesday, sharing the “raw facts” with her followers.

“I was babysitting a few months ago when one of the kids walked out alone. A passerby who saw the child called police. This resulted in a written citation, as well as a follow-up with Child Protective Services that concluded it was an accident and the child was unharmed,” she wrote. “They recognized that it was a case of a child who slipped out of the house when you turn your back for a moment. It all happened so fast and it was scary.”

Jana, who has no children of her own, added: “I am grateful for law enforcement and those who protect and serve our community. I was certainly never arrested as some may have suggested. In the end I was just mad at myself that it happened at all, but I’m so thankful it all ended safely and that’s really the most important thing to me.”

Amy Duggar Says Cousin Jana Isn't a Nanny After a Crime

Jana Duggar

Thanks to Jana Duggar/Instagram

Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar, who share Jana and 18 other children, have not yet commented publicly on the news. Amy previously stood up for her cousin on Saturday, December 11, and wrote a supporting message via her Instagram story.

“I’ll shout what’s right and I’ll shout what’s wrong,” Amy said. “This cannot have been intentional. Thank goodness the child was fine and was found!”

The boutique owner continued: “I bet you were exhausted, stressed and just emotionally drained. Watching multiple children is difficult! There are so many and you only have two eyes!! It is a very sad situation and my heart goes out to @janamduggar love you.”

Jana’s younger sister Jessa Duggar also called the situation “an innocent mistake”, hit back at criticism and clarified that everything “ended safely”.

The 29-year-old claimed on Monday, December 13, that her sibling is “without a doubt one of the most amazing women I know and I would trust her with my children any day of the week”, adding: “Give me a favor – give the girl a break, and all you perfect people go back to the life of your life.’

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