President-Elect Trump and First Lady-Elect Melania have decided to allow Barron to finish out the school year before joining Dad in White House.
Melania places priority on motherhood and has made a decision that will allow 10-year old Barron to finish the current year at his Manhattan school before moving into the White House. President-Elect Donald Trump assumes office on January 20, 2017.
Melania Trump has decided that Barron comes first and feels that staying with his friends, teachers and the home he knows will provide consistency and make the transition to the White House smooth and less stressful for her son, reported Lifezette.
“Teenagers need love and support from parents at a time when lots of other things in their lives are changing,” according to the Raising Children Network on their website. “For teenagers, parents and families are a source of care and emotional support … and most teenagers still want to spend time with their families, sharing ideas and having fun.”
According to the Associated Press, Trump confirmed the living arrangements Sunday afternoon. The president-elect said his wife and son would join him in the White House “right after he (Barron) finishes school” nest year.
The future first lady will travel to Washington DC as needed to fulfill her duties.
“I like to be hands-on. I think it’s very important,” Melania Trump told People in a wide-ranging interview about family last year, noting that she helps Barron with homework and takes him to his extra-curricular activities.
While Mom feels it’s important to make the situation as stress free as possible, she feels as strongly about the quality time spent with his father stating, “”Barron loves to be one-on-one with Dad because normally he’s almost always all the time with me,” she said. “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.”
Barron has had little exposure to Nannies as Donald Trump reported to People, “We keep it down to a minimum”. He said that while they have help with cooking and housework, there were no nannies in the traditional sense. “If you have too much help, you don’t get to know your children”.
The Trumps continue to live at the Trump Tower in mid-town Manhattan. The secret Service has set up 24-hour security which will undoubtedly need to remain.
“That building is going to become the White House of New York,” Jim Reese, a former Delta Force commander and president of TigerSwan, a global security company based in North Carolina, told the Post.
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