Ivana Trump shares her secrets to raising good kids

Ivana Trump ran a tight ship when Donald Trump Jr., 40, Ivanka, 36, and Eric, 34, were growing up.

“Teach your kids discipline,” Ivana, 69, told Us Weekly at the Angel Ball 2018 in New York City on Monday, October 22. “You have to keep them busy, busy, busy. They go to school, then they have an after school activity, they come home and they do homework.” If the kids stick to that schedule, they “will go to bed by 7:30,” the former model explained. 

 Ivana, who shares her three children with President Donald Trump, also stressed the importance of teaching youngsters to be financially responsible. “If you give them the money, they go shopping,” the Czechoslovakia native told Us. “Then they have money to buy drugs and alcohol. Keep them on a really low budget.”

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American businessman Donald Trump and his wife Ivana smile as they attend a formal party, 1982. (Photo by Tom Gates/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - 1980: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Roy Cohn's birthday party in February 1980 in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - 1982: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump are seen in December 1982 in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 10: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend 38th Annual Horatio Alger Awards Dinner on May 10, 1985 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 10: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attend 38th Annual Horatio Alger Awards Dinner on May 10, 1985 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 10: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Lord-Rosenthal Wedding Reception on June 10, 1987 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 28: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Lacroix Fashion Show on October 28, 1987 at the World Financial Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - 1987: Donald Trump, Diandra Douglas, Don King, Ivana Trump, and Michael Douglas attend a Trump Book Party in December 1987 at the Trump Tower in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: Property developer Donald Trump and wife Ivana Trump chat with actor Michael Douglas and his wife Diandra Luker at the Party to Celebrate Trump's Book 'The Art of the Deal' at The Atrium in Trump Tower on December 12, 1987 in New York City, New York . (Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
FLUSHING, NY - CIRCA 1988: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attends the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament circa 1988 in Flushing, Queens. (Photo by PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images)
Ivana (nee Zelnickova) and Donald Trump attend the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute gala, New York, New York, 1988. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JUNE 27: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attend Tyson vs. Spinks Boxing Match on June 27, 1988 at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK - 1989: Property developer Donald Trump and wife Ivana Trump with actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith attend a Police Athletic League event for Commisioner Benjamin Ward's Kids in 1989 in New York City, New York . (Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Ivana Trump and Donald Trump during 1989 U.S. Open Celebrity Sightings - September 9, 1989 at Flushing Meadow in Queens, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 9: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attend U.S. Open Tennis Tournament on September 9, 1989 at Flushing Meadows Park in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Businessman Donald Trump and his wife Ivana Trump attend 8th annual 'Night of 100 Trees' to benefit the Cancer Research Institute at the Sheraton Center in December 1989 in New York, New York. (Photo by Tom Gates/Getty Images)
Donald and Ivana Trump (Photo by Bob Sacha/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 14: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Scopus Awards Gala Honoring Merv Griffin on January 14, 1990 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 4: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attend United Jewish Appeal Gala Honoring Steve Ross on February 4, 1990 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Ivana Trump (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 9: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Man of the Year Awards Honoring Lawrence Harvey on April 9, 1991 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Trump, Ivana Trump, and Ivanka Trump (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Donald Trump, Ivana Trump and Ivanka Trump attend Valentine's Day Birthday Party for Ivana Trump on February 12, 1998 at Chaos in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
382524 16: (ITALY OUT) Donald Trump, his girlfriend, Melania, Ivana Trump and her boyfriend, Roffredo Gaetani attend a benefit auction at Cipriani November 28, 2000 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Liaison)
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission of #455504994 with alternate crop.) (L-R) Donald Trump, Ivana Trump, Eric Trump and Lara Yunaska attend The Eric Trump 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 15, 2014 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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Though Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric are busy with family and careers, they still go to their mom for advice. “They do their own life,” she revealed. “But they call me, you know, we discuss things.”

The Raising Trump author and real estate tycoon, 72, ended their 15- year marriage in1992 amid his affair with Marla Maples, but the exes remain close. (Trump and Maples, 54, were married from 1993 to 1999. He tied the knot with First Lady Melanie Trump in 2005. )

Ivana dazzled at Monday’s event in a glittery ball gown. The Angel Ball honors the memory of Gabrielle Rich Aouad and benefits Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. According to its website, the non-profit funds “cutting edge” research in the fields of leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. 

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You are my light, my love, my life. Happy 9th anniversary, Jared.
A little over a year ago on Easter Sunday, this little chick was born and our family was complete! Happy Easter! 🐣🐰
Happy Mother's Day to my incredible mom, Ivana. And to my children, thank you for giving me the gift of motherhood. You are my inspiration! #mothersday
Straight from the plane to a date with the kids in the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. It was an amazing trip, but it's great to be home!
Theodore caught contemplating if he'll be able to eat his body weight in birthday cake. (Postscript: he came insanely close 🎂🍼🎈🎂 #babymath #1stbirthday #cousindate
Learning to code with Arabella tonight! By supporting computer science curriculum in our schools, I hope that all children will have the opportunity to become fluent in this language of the future. #WomenInSTEM
It's hard to be away... especially when this little dude is waiting for you at home! It's good to be back!
Exploring the wonders of the @smithsonian National Museum of Natural History 🦋
New Year's Eve + Last Night of Chanukah
Epic first Monster Truck show with the kids! #MonsterJam @monsterjamlive
Marine One 🇺🇸
Sunday in Palm Beach!
After-school fun making hamentashen for Purim with Arabella and Joseph
Joseph's favorite exhibit at @amhistorymuseum was Ralph Baer's workshop, inventor of the first video game! #STEM #Smithsonian #latergram
Sunday Morning #mood
Watching Marine One land on the South Lawn
Taking a call in the White House with my personal assistant Theodore. ❤
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Such a surreal moment descending the steps of Air Force One for the first time with my family.
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Goodnight! 🐻
Blair House, DC #latergram
With my family at the inaugural interfaith prayer service at National Cathedral.
Heading to the parade! 🇺🇸 #inauguration
Arriving in Washington DC with my family. A very special moment! #MAGA #Inauguration2017
My little packing buddy!
Baby it's cold outside!
2016 has been one of the most eventful and exciting years of my life. As you close out yours, I wish you peace, joy, love and laughter. Happy New Year! #NYE
Beach Buddy
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With reporting by Marc Lupo. 

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