Charlize Theron elder child, seven-year-old Jackson, who was adopted as a baby and introduced to the world as a boy. For years now, rumours have swirled that Charlize has, in fact, been raising Jackson as a girl. As photographs have appeared of the child wearing skirts and dresses and with long, braided hair, Hollywood gossips have wondered what on earth Jackson's mother thought she was doing.

But when asked about it, Charlize is matter-of-fact.

Not only is she raising Jackson as a girl — in fact, she says, Jackson is every bit as much a girl as her three-year-old sister, August. FYI, the other child was born a girl.

Yes, I thought she was a boy, too,' Charlize agrees, briskly. 'Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said: 'I am not a boy!'

In a world of half-truths and lies and whispers and nobody says anything outright you have to live your truth and allow a child to live their truth. They know who or what they are. You knew what you were at a tender age. Charlize is a wise and sensitive parent who listened rather than criticize her child. Isn't it strange that people can always find solutions when it is not their problem. Many people criticize Charlize for how she is handling the situation but what can you do. It is not about the gender it is about the content of their character.