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Shonda Rhimes on Raising Confident Daughters: ‘I Don’t Want to Have a Nice Girl’

Aug. 17, 2016

'No one will ever take advantage of them'

Shonda Rhimes is proud to be raising three “stubborn” daughters.

“They couldn’t be more different from one another, but they’re all stubborn — and I mean that in the best way,” the Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator, and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder and The Catch, told Good Housekeeping of raising her three girls.

“No one will ever take advantage of them,” she explains. “They will always go their own way because they have decided they’re going to.”

The 46-year-old single parent says that as a child, she too shared similar traits to her daughters.

“That was definitely like me as a kid,” she admits.

Rhimes, who served as the guest editor for Good Housekeeping‘s first ever Awesome Women Awards issue, explains of raising stubborn children in the September 2016 publication, “It’s so much better than having a nice, pliable child who can be easily manipulated.”

“I don’t want to have a nice girl,” she believes. “I’d rather have a stubborn girl.”

This article originally appeared on People.