Intro Why is it important? Are you a parent of a student at a LAUSD middle school? Learn more about the It’s Your Game…Keep It Real!© curriculum. Why is important to talk with my kids about sex? Parents play a very important role in helping kids stay healthy and are the most important sexuality educators in their child’s life. Having sex too early can lead to negative health outcomes for your teen, such as unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, school dropout, and more. Studies show that parents who talk with their kids about not having sex lessen the chances of these negative things happening. We understand that talking about sex with your child is outside your usual comfort zone, but at some point, sex is going to be a part of their life. The good news is, talking about it with them doesn’t have to be scary and you don’t have to do it alone.