Lisa Ling Admits She’s ‘Terrified’ About Raising Two Girls: ‘I Want Them Both to Be Empowered About Everything’

Lisa Ling‘s daughters are still young, yet she’s prepared for anything and all her flourishing girls might encounter – albeit with a little trepidation.

“I’m shocked of lifting dual girls,” she tells PEOPLE while deliberating a arriving new deteriorate of her CNN series, This Is Life with Lisa Ling. “Just meditative of myself as a teen and how child crazy we was and how extraordinary we was, we am positively terrified.”

Ling – who shares Ray, 15 months, and Jett, 4½, with her husband, oncologist Dr. Paul Song – says that she comes from a family that “was not communicative during all about sex or dating or emotions,” so she’s “ready now.”

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“Even yet my eldest is usually 4, I’m prepared to have those conversations since we didn’t,” explains Ling, 44. “I wish them both to be empowered about everything, to know that they can do whatever they want and not be indifferent about anything – yet that they need to be clever sometimes.”

Ling’s knowledge as an award-winning publisher and by her array has “opened her eyes to how other people live,” and done her “not usually a smarter chairman yet a improved person,” she says. In turn, it’s helped serve figure a values she hopes to teach in Jett and Ray.

“I unequivocally wish that my girls will maintain an open mind about people and not turn so judgmental,” she shares, adding, “I do wish that my possess girls are people who demeanour out for other people, and would meddle if someone is being tormented or done fun of or bullied.”

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Says Ling, “I only wish them to be decent humans, since by my work I’ve come to comprehend that as opposite as we are, we all have common needs and desires.”

For now, though, she’s only happy letting her kids be kids. “[Jett] is a life of a celebration and is only super effusive and loves to make people and herself laugh,” she shares. “She literally can't hear song though her physique starting to move. She’s such a round of appetite and joy, yet she’s also intensely girly.”

In fact, Ling says her home was abandoned of anything pink or sparkly before Jett’s arrival – “and now it’s like each singular thing she has on is pinkish conduct to toe.”

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Ray, she shares “has no fear, she only will stand anything.” Adds Ling, “She’s so happy, she is smiling constantly. [Her name] unequivocally suits her since she has been such a ray of light in a lives.”

Ling also teases a “really exciting” fourth deteriorate of This Is Life, divulgence a “diverse array of topics” viewers will try with her.

“We try a thought of passionate recovering in a initial episode,” she says. “We also hide with a heavily armed company in Arizona. We spend time with African American Muslims in this nation and we go underneath a Las Vegas frame to accommodate people who have been vital in tunnels underneath Las Vegas.”

This is Life with Lisa Ling earnings to CNN on Sunday during 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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