Watching a repeat episode of 19 and Counting recently caused me to wonder what my life might have been like had I been born into the Duggar family. I can't see how it would have had possibly ended well. I probably would have packed my bags and moved out with Jim Bobs's and Michelle's blessings before I had reached the age of two.
I never would have completed and passed off on the blanket training method. Michelle teaches her babies to stay within the boundaries of a blanket by hitting the poor kids' legs with switches to let them know that bad things happen to people who stray beyond their boundaries.
Blanket training is in a way a metaphor for everything that the Duggars teach their children. Fear the unknown. Don't think for yourself. Stay within your assigned boundaries. God forbid that any one of those nineteen kids should ever be truly independent.