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Ryan Murphy Admits He's a 'Pushover' Dad

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When Ryan Murphy became a dad, he thought he would be tough.

"I thought I was going to be the biggest hardass ever. I thought I was going to be the great disciplinarian, completely rigid," he tells Entertainment Tonight, "and I am shocked to tell you that I am the opposite. I am the biggest pushover."

The "Glee" creator and father of two boys — Logan, 2; Ford, 5 months — with husband David Miller also reveals that while he has a busy life producing shows including "American Horror Story," he makes fatherhood a priority, making sure to come home for bath time and to put his boys to bed.

Murphy credits celebrity "baby whisperer" Luiza DeSouza with teaching him the ropes of newborn life. DeSouza, who has also worked with celeb moms Cindy Crawford and Julie Chen, is also the author of new book "Eat, Play, Sleep," a nod to the Murphy-directed film "Eat Pray Love."

The 49-year-old dad also might be ready to give his kids a sense of the family biz — or at least teach them the importance of telling a good story.

Murphy says it's been important for him to "encourage a strong sense of imagination, and storytelling particularly."

So don't be surprised if you see more members of the Murphy-Miller fam getting their name in lights — or logging a long list of credits on IMDB.

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