Alec Baldwin feels grateful for the ''capable mothers'' who are helping to raise his daughters.

The 60-year-old actor - who has Ireland, 23, with his ex-wife Kim Basinger and Carmen, five, with his second wife Hilaria Baldwin - thinks young females need good role models and support from the same gender to guide them through life.

He explained: ''I'm grateful that both daughters I have - from two different marriages - have very capable mothers. Because the mother is the one who is going to teach the girl, I think, how to get around in the world.''

The 'Departed' actor recalled one particular conversation he previously had with his eldest daughter about the potential pitfalls of dating.

Alec - who also has sons Rafael, three, Leonardo, two, and five-month-old Romeo with Hilaria - admitted that Ireland took no notice of his advice.

Speaking on an upcoming episode of 'Dr. Oz': ''I remember saying to Ireland ... when she was much younger and she was dating guys.

''She was - I don't know, 15 or 16 - and she had zero interest in my input. We're in a car and ... I thought, 'This is the moment. It's the birds and the bees or kind of, you know, the birds and bees and the drinking in a bar with the birds and the bees moment.'

''And she just stared out the window, like, 'Oh, please, don't talk to me about this.' But I said to her that men will say anything to get you to do what they want you to do.''

The 'Saturday Night Live' star - who has been married to Hilaria since 2012 - added: ''I said, 'That's not the problem ... The problem is some of them are very good at it.'''