Kevin Bacon admits he loses all family arguments.

The 'Taking Chance' star - who has an 18-year-old daughter Sosie and a 20-year-old son Travis with his actress wife Kyra Sedgwick - admits he has such a soft spot for his daughter that it sometimes becomes a struggle to parent her because she can argue back so well.

He said: "With my daughter I would say she usually wins the debates, especially in the last few years. When they are really little you can sort of play it off, but when they turn into teenagers you start to give them the heads up about their opinions and talk about things with them. But in the end she usually wins."

However, the 51-year-old actor insists he can be a tough disciplinarian when he needs to be.

He added to "We just spoke about curfews tonight, and she said to me, 'Do I have a curfew?' And I said, 'Yeah, I think you do!' And she said, 'I don't think so. I haven't had a curfew for years.' So we had a debate about it, and I won."

Kevin believes his daughter got her argumentative streak from her mother, who he always ends up admitting defeat to.

He said: "She usually wins. She's a very good arguer. She always makes good solid points, and I just nod and agree."