Barron Trump arrived at Andrew’s Airforce Base with his parents, Donald and Melania, as well as his grandparents (Melania’s parents), Viktor and Amalila Knavs, over the weekend. According to the Washington Free Beacon, the First Son, who will now live in the White House with his parents after finishing up the school year in New York, was carrying a fidget spinner when he stepped off of Air Force One on Sunday.
The youngest son of President Trump is getting some attention today after he appeared with his fidget spinner. Many people have now normalized the child, who appears to be just like any other 11-year-old kid.
The super popular toy is meant to relieve stress. According to Live Science, fidget spinners are marketed as aides for people who suffer from anxiety, autism, and ADHD. Many say that the toy helps relieve anxiety and also helps people concentrate. However, there has been some controversy over the effectiveness of the toy.
“Using a spinner-like gadget is more likely to serve as a distraction than a benefit for individuals with ADHD,” Mark Rapport, a clinical psychologist at the University of Central Florida, told Live Science.
“If their description says specifically that this can help for ADHD, they’re basically making false claims because these have not been evaluated in proper research,” clinical psychologist and professor at Duke University Scott Kollins told NPR.
Despite the mixed feedback from specialists, many kids absolutely love fidget spinners and the toy has become one of the most sought after.
“The spinners, which range in price from just a few dollars to hundreds, are intended to calm nerves and help with stress and anxiety. The handheld gadgets are now so popular that different versions of fidget spinners make up all of Amazon’s top 20 best sellers for toys and games as of May 2,” Time Money reported on May 5.