Liv Tyler's relationship with her son is the most ''healthy'' she has ever had with a man.
The 36-year-old actress - mother to nine-year-old Milo with ex-husband Royston Langdon - enjoys the ''solid'' relationship she has with her child and learns a lot from him.
She said: ''To have a son was huge for me, because it's been the most solid, healthy, consistent relationship I've ever had with a male in my whole life.
''[Milo] just wants me to make him breakfast and walk him to school and read to him at night and help him with his homework - all the basic things any child would want.
''He couldn't give a rat's ass about me being famous or a movie star or anything. I learn so much from him.''
Liv was raised by her mother Bebe Buell and didn't know who her father - Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler - was until she was eight, and thinks her upbringing has made her a stronger woman with men ''visitors'' in her life.
She told Net-a-Porter's digital magazine, The Edit: ''I was raised by the women in my life. That's made me incredibly strong and resilient. I've always been able to support myself and my family on my own.
''Men are a bit of a mystery to me in a way. They are visitors. They visit my life. I am always surprised when there is one around.''