Melania Trump says she’s a full time mom. She believes it’s her full first job and the most important job ever. Here are some things you didn’t know about Melania.
Melania Trump is the hands on parent in Barons life
No surprise here but Donald has stayed pretty busy running his multinational corporation and now the United States, so the drudgery of parenthood falls to Melania. "He didn't change diapers and I am completely fine with that. It's not important to me. It's all about what works for you" she said in 2015. "It's very important to know the person you're with. And we know our roles.
She keeps a strict work parenting balance
Melania didn't start her jewelry business until Baron began school, and fulfills her professional obligations while he's away. "I am a full-time mom; that is my first job. The most important job ever, " she said. "When he is in school I do my meetings, my sketches, and everything else"
Melania believes in letting your kids fall down
"I think it is important to give a child room to make mistakes in order to learn. Mistakes build wings so later in life they can fly and go on their own, " she has said of her parenting philosophy. "Let them fall once in a while. When they do, they will learn to pick themselves up on their own when you aren't around."
She raised Baron trilingual
Back in 2009, Melania said toddler Barron was speaking English, French and her native Slovenian. These days, he's still fluent in Slovenian and uses it to communicate with his grandparents.
Melania really encourages his creativity
Yes even if he makes a mess. "His imagination is growing and important. He draws on the walls in his playroom, we can paint it over, " she said. "One day he was playing bakery and he wrote Barron's Bakery on the wall with crayons. He is very creative , if you say to a child no, no, no, where does the creativity go?"
She's a passionate advocate for other children
Even before becoming First Lady (and before motherhood), Melania was involved in several children's charities. She was the face of fifth annual National love our children day and National child abuse prevention month in 2008, and an honorary chairwoman for the Boy's club of New York for five years. She also served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the American Red Cross.
She was happy with just one child
When asked if she might consider more kids, Melania said "I don't like to say never, but my life is very busy. We are happy and my hands are full with my two Boys- my big boy and my little boy!"
She's a hands on mom
Like father, like son. Melania has said that Barron loves creating entire cities and airports with blocks and Legos, and that she happily plops down on the floor with him to build these universes.
She used to slather Barron with caviar after his nighttime bath.
Melania made headlines in 2013 when she revealed that she applied her own skincare line's caviar complex C6 moisturizer m, which contained real caviar, to Barron every night. "It smells very, very fresh. I put it on him from head to toe. He likes it!"
Barron has more than his own bedroom
The 11-year old has an entire floor to himself in the Trump Tower penthouse.