You may love him or hate him, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that Donald Trump is a good father. Remember when, during one of the presidential debates in 2016, even Hillary Clinton acknowledged that? And you know full well, there’s no love lost between Donald and Hillary.
What do the President and his wife Melania do that makes them good parents? Just look at how they raise Barron, the only child they have together, and you’ll know the reason why Barron is lucky to be their son, and it isn’t their wealth…
6 facts about the Trumps’ parenting style
1. The President always makes time for Barron and his other children
Before becoming President, Donald Trump was busy running a huge corporation, and he may have even less free time now. But, being a good father, he always finds time for his children and grandkids.
Melania told PEOPLE in 2015 that her husband and son enjoy spending time together:
Barron loves to be one-on-one with Dad because normally he's almost always all the time with me. So I give them space when it's Daddy and Barron time. They go alone for dinner, one-on-one. They play golf together. He looks forward to that.
2. Barron certainly takes after his father
You see that Barron looks very much like his father, and his characters are also very similar.
In 2015, Melania Trump told Parenting.com:
He is a very strong-minded, very special, smart boy. He is independent and opinionated and knows exactly what he wants. Sometimes I call him little Donald. He is a mixture of us in looks, but his personality is why I call him little Donald.
3. Melania taught Barron her native language
Melania Trump was born and raised in Slovenia, and she hasn’t forgotten her roots. She taught her son Slovenian language, which the boy uses to talk to his maternal grandparents. Barron also knows some French.
4. The First Couple are very protective of their young son
There has been a lot of negative press about Donald Trump and his family ever since he announced his presidential bid. While Donald Trump’s adult children have become desensitized to it by now, the President and his wife do everything they can to limit Barron’s exposure to all the negative things about him and his family circulating online and on TV.
5. Barron’s parents encourage independence and let the boy be himself
Mr. and Mrs. Trump let their son choose his own hobbies and encourage him to do what he likes. In an interview with Parenting.com, Melania said:
I don't push my thoughts or likes or dislikes. I want him to grow to be his own person.
6. The Trumps haven’t needed a nanny’s help raising their son
Both Melania and Donald believe in hands-on parenting. In an interview with PEOPLE in 2015, Donald Trump said this about outside help:
We keep it down to a minimum. If you have too much help, you don't get to know your children.
His wife added:
I like to be hands-on. I think it's very important.