If your teen has worked up the nerve to ask an uncomfortable question, you'd probably like to have a comprehensive, concise answer at the ready, right? You may think that any answer that's less than perfect will cause your teen to lose faith in your ability to field tough questions. But you won't lose your teen's respect if you admit you don't know. There's a reason why your teen's questions can be uncomfortable, and that's because they're tough and not easy to answer. Ask your teen if you can get back to them, or better yet, take time to research the answer to your teen's question together. You won't look dumb; you'll look honest, and that can be extremely reassuring.