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Re: I need help with my single mother , please!
« Reply #200 on: August 21, 2010, 09:51:48 PM »
My Sim had a boy with his girlfriend, later they broke up and my Sim kept the boy, now my Sim has a new Fiancee , but the little boy got very upset, he dislikes his father and his (considered) step-mom, he even refuses to hug his father and is being "mean" to the woman, what should I do?

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Re: I need help with my single mother , please!
« Reply #201 on: August 21, 2010, 10:33:21 PM »
Sims behave a great deal as people do, sometimes they are jealous or upset when things change.

It sounds like the "boy" is upset his father left his mother, and is spending so much time with a new lady, his father's fiancee.

(1) Pay lots of attention to the "boy" ... only let him do friendly / nice / happy interactions with his father and his step-fiancee.
(2) If the "boy" has wants that are "mean" just dismiss them. Try and let only "friendly / happy" interactions take place.
(3) Sometimes spending time together helps! Have the boy watch TV with his father and step-fiancee. Most of the time they'll end up talking with one another, and you'll see the "+" sign, meaning they are IMPROVING relationships. If you see the "-" (negative) sign, stop whatever is going on.

Work on any activity they can share where "+" (or better yet "++"!) signs show up.

Hope this helps!

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Re: I need help with my single mother , please!
« Reply #202 on: August 22, 2010, 01:22:31 AM »
OK , I'll work on it , lots of thanks Happytimes  :)
I just have another question and I happen to need its answer quickly , how can I change my Sims names ? I know it has something to do with city hall , but when I click on city hall in the Map , there are only "join political career" or "tour" options !!

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Re: I need help with my single mother , please!
« Reply #203 on: August 22, 2010, 07:37:56 AM »
For that boy who hates his father; my tip would be to not try to speak with the boy when the bar is all way up red. If you let a couple of days pass, the tension will calm down a notch and simple, friendly interactions such as 'talk about interests' will be acceptable easier. From there, it's simply to bring the bar up on green by interacion after interaction (be careful though so that you don't repeat an unwanted interaction too often as Happytime said).
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Re: I need help with my single mother , please!
« Reply #204 on: August 22, 2010, 12:26:59 PM »
OK I'm working on it , I am also trying to avoid any romantic interaction between the father and the step-mom while the boy is around .... the problem is that they are both flirty, :D and they start romanntic interactions without me telling them! ;D
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What about changing last name!?

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« Reply #205 on: August 22, 2010, 06:54:44 PM »
You can change Last names using City Hall but Names won't affect how a sim feels about another Sim.  :)
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« Reply #206 on: August 22, 2010, 08:50:16 PM »
I don't need it to change how they feel , but having the same last name makes it easier to find someone I kick out  :D
Still I can't figure out how to change the name in City Hall ! All the options that appear are for working there or for having a tour !



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Re: I need help with my single mother , please!
« Reply #207 on: August 22, 2010, 11:47:55 PM »
I don't need it to change how they feel , but having the same last name makes it easier to find someone I kick out  :D
Still I can't figure out how to change the name in City Hall ! All the options that appear are for working there or for having a tour !

Nice to see you again, jersygirl.  You can only change your Sim's name at City Hall during normal business hours (during the day).  Also, I believe the Sim has to be at least a teenager for it to work.  If you're clicking on City Hall with a child, you won't see the option to change his name.  Either wait until he's a teenager or use one of the adults to click on City Hall.  You can change the name of anyone in your household by using an adult.  I think.  ;D
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Re: I need help with my single mother , please!
« Reply #208 on: August 23, 2010, 12:04:23 AM »
Thanks a lot  :)

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« Reply #209 on: August 23, 2010, 05:35:55 AM »
I think the Parent can change the name of the child? Or am I wrong? I thought I had a Adult change their Daughters name at City Hall, I can't remember if the child had to be on the lot though.
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« Reply #210 on: August 23, 2010, 10:19:33 AM »
@samoth04: Only the parent can change the name of the child by going to the City Hall. When the child grows up, he or she can do it him- or herself. As far as I know, the child don't have to be on the lot.

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« Reply #211 on: August 23, 2010, 11:19:09 AM »
Okay thanks Leto, I vaguely remembered doing that as a Time Machine child came back with a really stupid name and I used the Father to change it.  :)
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« Reply #212 on: August 23, 2010, 12:20:38 PM »
OK I changed the names, thanks. And yes, I did it by the parent only. He changed the names of his 3 children.
But I was surprised when I threw a wedding party, but then the "get married " option never appeared. The female Sim who was supposed to be the bride was pregnant so I understood that this was the reason, but I have never read before that female Sims can't get married while being pregnant. So is it true?

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« Reply #213 on: August 23, 2010, 12:53:56 PM »
I have never heard that and never seen proof that it is true? If it is a private wedding try having the couple get married in a remote location not near the kids.  ???
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« Reply #214 on: August 23, 2010, 03:25:19 PM »
If you have a household of 7 sims already, you can't add a pregnant woman to your family since it would push the count above the limit of 8 sims when the child is born. Except in that case, pregnant women can get married.
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« Reply #215 on: August 23, 2010, 03:50:52 PM »
I guess that was the case Swede. But I was willing to move them out after the wedding! Of course the game didn't know. Oh well.  :D

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« Reply #216 on: August 24, 2010, 12:56:13 AM »
I know this seems weird, but I need to know what's required to make social workers come to take a baby, a toddler ,or a child.

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« Reply #217 on: August 24, 2010, 02:02:33 AM »
I know this seems weird, but I need to know what's required to make social workers come to take a baby, a toddler ,or a child.

You would basically have to completely ignore the child.  Don't feed him, don't change diapers, etc.  But be aware, if the social worker comes to take one child, she will take all of them.  What's going on that you need to have a child taken away?  There's probably another solution somewhere.
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« Reply #218 on: August 24, 2010, 06:02:14 AM »
I know this seems weird, but I need to know what's required to make social workers come to take a baby, a toddler ,or a child.

Weird? No not at all!  :D
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« Reply #219 on: August 24, 2010, 01:02:15 PM »
If your toddler dies, will it come back as a ghost baby every night? Or does the social worker always get it?
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« Reply #220 on: August 24, 2010, 04:09:50 PM »
If your toddler dies, will it come back as a ghost baby every night? Or does the social worker always get it?

Haha! That's a good question! But unfortuniatly, I can only say that I think it will return as a ghost without any social worker who is coming to get it. A social worker is not a fire fighter, so as the toddler dies in a fire, they are not going to save it. This is only what I think though. For simanitarian reasons, I've never tested it.

Maybe Pam knows the answer? :P
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« Reply #221 on: August 24, 2010, 06:36:42 PM »
I think a toddler dying of starvation would get the Social Worker to come first.  And like Leto said, dying in a fire wouldn't involve a Social Worker at all.  But I don't know if the toddler's ghost would come at night like other ghosts.  I've never heard of it happening, but I don't see why a toddler ghost would be any different from any other ghost.
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« Reply #222 on: August 24, 2010, 08:08:10 PM »
I am but it is 11pm...  :-\
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« Reply #223 on: August 24, 2010, 08:13:54 PM »
Not sure if I can do that either, maybe for test purposes, umm, no, I can't, lol.  I don't think there is anything wrong with it, but I am like Solstice, I don't think I could do it, but would like to know the results.
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« Reply #224 on: August 24, 2010, 08:17:38 PM »
Yeah Right Solstice!  :D I have two weeks holiday left! Won't catch me going to bed earlier or getting up before 10!  ;D But I might tomorrow as I always wake up when I don't want to, if no one does it 'over night' if no one posts results I will get on a do the test.  ;)
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