History books highlight presidential children who’ve faced scandals. Under the spotlight, they experience immense pressure. Robert Lincoln was criticized for avoiding the Civil War, and George W. Bush for his early partying. Some First Kids were misjudged by the media, while others had genuine flaws. Like their parents, they encountered intense media scrutiny and public opinion.

Martin Van Buren’s son had a penchant for alcohol and gambling

John Van Buren, the son of Martin Van Buren, achieved prominence as a politician but also had a period in his life marked by controversy as a presidential child.

He was known for his social life and even earned the nickname “Prince John” after dancing with Queen Victoria in 1838.

However, his reputation was marred by his struggles with alcoholism, often requiring assistance after horse races, and persistent rumors of heavy gambling, including stories of losing mistresses in card gam