Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth Divulges Her Relatable Parenting Struggles

When it comes to parenting, the Duggar family, known best for their time on TLC's popular reality shows "19 Kids and Counting" and "Counting On," have a ton of experience. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have 19 kids, most of whom have grown up, moved out, and started their own families (per Entertainment Tonight).

One of the eldest Duggar daughters, Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth, hasn't always had it easy in the spotlight regarding her parenting choices. She is one of the Duggar daughters with the most online scandals under her belt.

After posting photos of her four-year-old son, Gideon, playing with electric power tools on his own, fans were concerned about Joy-Anna's parenting skills (via The Sun). She also caught backlash when she and her husband, Austin Forsyth, were seen posing with their young children and a large gun while out on a hike, The Hollywood Gossip reported.

Now, however, Forsyth is opening up about her parenting struggles, and what she is going through is super relatable.

Joy-Anna got real with her fans on YouTube

Although Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth has struggled to keep fans on her side when it comes to her parenting choices, she recently opened up about her struggles as a mother (via The Sun). The former reality star took to her YouTube channel, where she fielded questions from her fans. One viewer asked, "What is your best advice for moms?" and Forsyth got honest.

"I don't feel like I'm one that could give this advice because I'm still in the middle of it and figuring it out," she shared. "Patience has been the hardest thing for me ... I literally never saw my mom get upset. And I say like upset like yelling, angry, and so with that, I was like, 'Oh, this is gonna be great, like, parenting.'"

She continued, "I have to realize that is a choice that my mom had to make daily, like minute by minute, and it makes me so appreciative for the way that she raised us, kids," adding, "I'm getting all teary-eyed now."

"Patience has been my hardest thing with [my kids] Gideon and Evelyn, just realizing that ... it's okay if they make a mess, as long as I can help them clean it up and teach them responsibility," Forsyth concluded. That seems like a concept most moms can get behind.