As Barron Trump turns 18, here's a look into how Melania made sure he son had a happy childhood

Barron Trump celebrated his 18th birthday on 20 March 2024. Throughout the years, one person has always been close to him: his mother Melania. For her, her child always seems to come first.

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Donald Trump's youngest son seems to shy away from the limelight, much like his mother.Over the years, the 53-year-old woman seems to have ensured that the Trump offspring grow up in a particularly sheltered environment. This also means that Barron is allowed to give free rein to his creativity. Even if the interior design of their luxury apartment in New York has to suffer as a result.

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Trump is said to have a good relationship with his son Barron

The Daily Mail reports that Donald Trump spends a lot of time with his son. Stephanie Grisham, who was part of the White House press team during Trump's presidency, reports the following:

Barron spent a lot of time with his father in the White House. I saw them fooling around a lot.

Shortly after the birth of her son, Melania also talked about how wonderful her husband was as a father. In an interview with Gayle King, she says:

He's incredible, you know. He takes [Barron] in the morning when he wakes up. And he takes him to his room and they watch TV together and read the paper.

As a child, Barron was allowed to give free rein to his creativity

However, Trump was not present at the birth of Barron, as he admitted himself. According to an insider who spoke to People a few years ago, the 18-year-old was Melania's top priority and her 'role as a mother was the most important thing in her life'.

When raising her son, it also seems to be important to her to give him certain freedoms. As Express reports, Melania is said to have given an interview to Parenting Magazine in which she admits that Barron was allowed to paint his walls in the Trumps' expensive New York apartment:

He paints the walls in his playroom and we can paint over them. One day he was playing bakery and wrote 'Barron's Bakery' on the wall with crayons. He's very creative, and if you say no, no, no to a child, where's the creativity? I think it's important to give a child space to make mistakes in order to learn. Mistakes grow wings so that they can fly later in life and go their own way.

But that doesn't seem to have led to Barron not knowing how to behave. Stephanie Grisham also tells the Daily Mail that he is 'kind, polite, empathetic and intelligent'.

However, this could not only be due to Melania Trump, but also to her parents, who are also said to have been involved in the young man's upbringing.

This article has been translated from Oh!MyMag DE

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