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Joy-Anna Duggar Reveals Diagnosis for Son Gideon: It’s Genetic! on August 1, 2023 at 4:47 pm The Hollywood Gossip



Concerned Duggar fans worry when Joy-Anna Duggar talks about having more kids.

It often seems like she has her hands full with the kids that she and Austin Forsyth have already brought into the world.

In fact, Joy-Anna just offered an update on 5-year-old Gideon.


After a series of evaluations, Gideon now has a diagnosis. It’s a genetic condition — and he might not be the only Duggar kid with it.

Joy-Anna Duggar sits with her son, 5-year-old Gideon Forsyth, for a video that she shared to YouTube in late July of 2023. (YouTube)

Taking to her YouTube channel, Joy-Anna Duggar spoke about her son, Gideon.

In fact, he appeared in segments of the video — flashing an adorable and toothless grin. Expressed his excitement about learning to read.


Joy explained that he has been struggling with counting numbers and with “the order of the letters.” She didn’t mean alphabetical order, but with the process of reading words.

Joy-Anna Duggar spoke to her YouTube followers about her son’s series of evaluations in July of 2023. (YouTube)

Gideon has undergone an evaluation in the past. But this time, they were able to get a helpful answer.

“We had him evaluated again,” Joy told her subscribers. “This time by a dyslexia tutor.”


That would certainly help explain someone struggling with those very specific skills with numbers and letters.

With the subject in question squirming around beside her, Joy-Anna Duggar discussed her 5-year-old son’s diagnosis in July of 2023. (YouTube)

“Something I didn’t know is that dyslexia is genetic,” Joy admitted.

“I’ve got it on my side of the family,” she revealed. “Austin has it on his side of the family.”


Joy-Anna then went on to confirm that: “Gideon has a high probability of having it.”

Many commenters pointed out that Joy’s son appears to be suffering. (YouTube)

“It’s not like a bad thing. It’s just different,” Joy correctly acknowledged.

You know, it shows considerable growth in our society when even a cult member acknowledges this. Just a couple of generations ago, adults were routinely punishing left-handed children for using their dominant hands.


“They learn differently,” Joy explained on YouTube. “People with dyslexia use the right side of their brain, more than the left.”

Joy’s current pregnancy has been a difficult one, she shared in 2023. (YouTube)

“If you just use a standard way of learning how to read,” Joy detailed, “it tends to get a lot harder and longer process.”

She shared that her boy will spend one-hour sessions with a dyslexia tutor a couple of times a week in the immediate future.


If everything goes smoothly, she hopes that Gideon will be able to “start reading in about six to seven months.”

Taking to social media elsewhere, Duggar fans and critics alike delved into the topic and Gideon’s probable dyslexia.

“I do give Joy credit for acknowledging it. Gideon would be so much better off in school where he can get help,” one wrote.

Another chimed in: “Kudos to Joy for paying attention to Gideon’s learning differences and finding him some extra help. The earlier, the better!”


Joy-Anna Duggar shared a video from her son’s birthday this week. And she wound up infuriating fans. (YouTube)

And another commented: A third mentioned: “Michelle [Duggar] is a mother. And this affects her also. If Josie got tested, Michelle would find out she has it also.” 

Another speculated: “I wonder if Joy is getting pushback from who within that family over this?” 

That commenter added: “There is no shame in this, but I hope her family isn’t praying it away, and that does no good.”


Joy-Anna Duggar, we believe, is wearing pants in this photo. Good for her, right???? (Instagram)

“I can’t imagine what it’s like for Gideon and Josie in school,” another commenter wrote. A seemingly misinformed commenter.

“I hope they don’t get bullied by the schools,” they wrote. “And their parents get their children the help they have a legal right to.”

Unfortunately, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar homeschool their children. And so, too, do Joy-Anna and Austin. A dyslexia tutor may be one of Gideon’s few glimpses into the real world beyond the walls of the cult.


Joy-Anna Duggar is doing whatever she wants on Instagram these days. And her fans are loving it! (Instagram)

Obviously, a lot of the fan replies are speculation. Josie doesn’t have a diagnosis. And it doesn’t sound like Gideon has a formal diagnosis just yet.

We hope that this tutor works out for him. People’s brains work differently — some more so than others. We all deserve accommodations so that we can grow and thrive.

Of course, no amount of tutoring can match the enrichment that Gideon could receive at an actual school. His parents are not giving him his best shot at life.


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Drake Exits the US



Rapper Sells $88M Beverly Hills Estate, Relocates to Toronto Amidst Public Image Crisis
In a shocking turn of events, renowned rapper Drake has announced his departure from the United States, selling his last remaining property in the country, an opulent $88 million Beverly Hills estate. According to insiders, Drake has no intention of purchasing another property in the US anytime soon, instead opting to focus on his hometown of Toronto, Canada.
The 24,260 square foot mansion, purchased in 2022 for $75 million from singer Robbie Williams, boasts breathtaking views of the Los Angeles skyline and features cutting-edge amenities. While Drake stands to make a substantial profit from the sale, he will also owe approximately $5 million in mansion tax due to Los Angeles’ controversial tax on home sales exceeding $5 million.
This sale marks the final divestment from his US real estate holdings, as Drake has already sold his three other Los Angeles homes, two of which were purchased by NFL quarterback Matthew Stafford. The rapper’s decision to exit the US real estate market comes amidst a public image crisis, sparked by his ongoing feud with fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar and unspecified allegations.
Reports suggest Drake has also sent his son Adonis and the child’s mother to France, although the reasons behind this move remain unclear. The rapper’s relocation to Toronto may signal a desire to escape the intense media scrutiny and focus on his music and personal life in a more private setting.
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Revisiting the Value of Film Festivals



As a film industry professional, you’re likely no stranger to the hard work and dedication required to bring a project to life. However, you may not be aware of the crucial role film festivals play in advancing your career and the industry as a whole. Let’s revisit the importance of film festivals and how they can benefit you and your work:

Networking and Community Building
Film festivals offer a unique opportunity to connect with fellow filmmakers, industry professionals, and potential collaborators. You can build relationships, share experiences, and learn from others in the field. These connections can lead to new projects, mentorship, and career advancement.
Exposure and Visibility

Film festivals provide a platform for your work to be seen by a wider audience, including critics, distributors, and industry leaders. This exposure can lead to recognition, awards, and critical acclaim, which can boost your reputation and open doors to new opportunities.

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Career Advancement and Opportunities
Film festivals can be a launching pad for your career, helping you transition from short films to feature films or from indie to mainstream projects. You can also gain recognition and credibility, making it easier to secure funding, distribution, and production deals.
Staying Current and Inspired
Film festivals showcase innovative storytelling, techniques, and technologies. By attending, you can stay up-to-date with industry trends, find inspiration for your next project, and learn from the successes and failures of others.
Reigniting Passion and Creativity
Film festivals can rekindle your passion for filmmaking and remind you why you started creating in the first place. They offer a chance to step away from the daily grind and reconnect with the art and craft of storytelling.
In short
Film festivals are more than just a showcase for your work; they’re a hub for networking, career advancement, and inspiration. By embracing these events, you can reignite your passion, stay current, and propel your career forward. Don’t underestimate the power of film festivals in helping you achieve your goals in the film industry.
Interested in submitting your film to the Houston Comedy Film Festival? Click here to begin the application process. With a diverse range of categories and a proven track record of showcasing exceptional comedic talent, this festival offers a valuable opportunity for filmmakers to gain exposure, connect with industry professionals, and compete for prestigious awards. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this esteemed event – submit your film today.

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Hailey Bieber Announces Pregnancy in Stunning Maternity Photos



Hailey Bieber, 27, and her husband Justin Bieber, 30, are expecting their first child together. The couple shared the exciting news on May 9, 2024, with a beautiful maternity photo shoot posted on Instagram.

Glamorous Maternity Shoot
The photos feature Hailey cradling her baby bump in a stunning white lace off-the-shoulder Saint Laurent dress, complete with a matching veil. Justin complements her in a shaggy black fur jacket, white tee, and black pants, also by Saint Laurent . The romantic shots were taken during the couple’s vow renewal ceremony in Hawaii .
Tender Moment
In one video from the shoot, the parents-to-be share a tender kiss as Justin caresses Hailey’s growing belly . The announcement comes after years of Hailey shutting down persistent pregnancy rumors, insisting she would share the news when she was ready.
Desire for Family
Hailey has been open about her desires to start a family with Justin, whom she married in September 2018 after years of on-again, off-again dating . Despite expressing concerns about raising children in the public eye, Hailey has said she wants kids “so bad” but is “scared” of the scrutiny.
Devoted Partnership
Hailey and Justin have cultivated a devoted partnership, describing each other as “best friends” who make an effort for their marriage. They have supported each other through health issues and are now embracing an exciting new chapter as parents in the spotlight .

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