Given the fact that First Lady Melania Trump is incredibly wealthy, many Americans assumed that her 11 year-old son Barron has been raised by a team of nannies. That’s why it came as a surprise to many when an interview just surfaced in which Melania explains her parenting style.
Business Insider reported that Melania spoke out in 2015 to say that she refuses to hire a nanny for Barron, saying that she prefers to raise him herself.
“I like to be hands-on. I think it’s very important,” Melania told People Magazine.
President Donald Trump expressed agreement with his wife.
“If you have too much help, you don’t get to know your children,” he said.
“I am a full time mom; that is my first job,” Melania said later that year. “The most important job ever. I started my business when he started school.”
Melania went on to explain that back then, her parenting duties included preparing breakfast and lunch for Barron (even though the Trumps had a personal chef), dropping him off and picking him up from school, and spending the afternoon with him.
Melania said that while most of the parenting responsibilities fall primarily on her, and not on her husband, Barron does have a “beautiful relationship” with his father.
“[Donald Trump] didn’t change diapers and I am completely fine with that. It is not important to me,” she said. “It’s all about what works for you. It’s very important to know the person you’re with. And we know our roles. I didn’t want him to change the diapers or put Barron to bed. I love every minute of it.”
After reading this, it’s no wonder that Melania is quickly becoming one of the most popular First Ladies in recent memory. This woman has a huge heart, and Barron is lucky to have a mother like her!
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