The Sims 4 Children Guide

School, Child Skills, Aspirations, and Raising Kids

by Pam Marsden

Children in The Sims 4
Children in The Sims 4 - Multitasking is key to running a Family

In this article, I will explain how to successfully raise a child in Sims 4. There is much more to raising a child than in Sims 3 and I personally find them to be much more enjoyable. Their interactions are cute and this helps to make up for the absence of toddlers in the game. They will keep you busy, though, so be ready!

Aspirations
Once a toddler ages up to child, the player will be able to choose a Childhood Aspiration and one Trait. There are 4 Aspirations to choose from: Artistic Prodigy, Rambunctious Scamp, Social Butterfly, and Whiz Kid. Of course, it's a good idea to choose a trait that goes well with the Aspiration. For example, Art Lover is a good trait to pair with Artistic Prodigy. A Sim will be a Child for 7 days on the Short lifespan, 14 days on Normal lifespan, and 52 days on Long lifespan.

School and Homework
Children will start Grade School on the first weekday after aging up to Child. Class is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. While at school, the child will have the options for Normal, Leave School Early, Make Friends, Study Hard, and Slack Off. Just like in The Sims 3, the Make Friends option will add other children to the child's relationship panel, while also repleneshing the social need.

There will be tasks for each level working toward getting an A. The child will start with a C. To reach a grade of B, the tasks are to reach level 2 in 1 of the 4 available skills (Creativity, Mental, Motor, and Social), and Attend School while Focused. The easiest way to get into the ideal mood of Focused is to ponder moves on a Chess table just before going to School. This will give a moodlet that lasts for four hours, which is enough to accomplish the task. Completing Homework is the daily task, which functions a bit like a Career. It will help the bar move faster. Once the tasks have been completed and the meter bar goes all the way green to the right, the child will get an increase in grade.

To reach a grade of A, the child must Get 1 Skill to Level 4. Once the kid has an 'A', it's fairly easy to maintain. It's possible for grades to fall if the minimum amount of work is not done, which is to go to school every day and complete homework.

A parent can help with homework by clicking on the child once he/she has started working on it. Unassisted homework takes a little over 1 1/2 hours to complete. Having the parent help with homework cuts the time in half. The homework will be in the child's personal inventory at the time of aging up, so you can get a head start on school if you wish. Extra Credit Work becomes available after completing the regular homework if the child has at least a B grade. Just click on the homework again and it will show up. A parent may also help with Extra Credit. If homework has been missed, Makeup Homework shows up instead of Extra Credit.

Sim Children benefit from having higher Skill levels when it comes to Homework. Each Skill that they get to level 10 will increase the rate homework is done by 70%. When all Skills are maxed, Sim children will finish homework 8x faster! Thanks to DarkWalker from our Sims Community for sharing this info!

Sim Child doing Homework
Doing Homework

Skipping School
If you cancel the Go to School action at 8:00 a.m., the child will stay home. The principal will call around 10:00 a.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. every day that the child misses school. His/her grades will gradually drop first to a D and then to an F by the time grade school is finished. I didn't get any negative moodlets until my child dropped to an F and then he had an Embarrassed moodlet. It was only for a couple of days, though, because he was ready to age up to teen. There were no other negative reactions at all. When he aged to teen, I was still able to choose his Aspiration and next trait. He started high school with a C, just like everyone else. The benefit for keeping him home was that he completed his Child Aspiration of Artistic Prodigy and gained a lot of Satisfaction Points as a result.

Child Skills
As already mentioned, children have 4 skills during their childhood years. These skills are Social, Mental, Creativity, and Motor. If a child is able to reach level 10 of any of the skills, related adult skills will be unlocked for children to get a head start or a special moodlet will be given.

Here are the Adult skills that are unlocked (allowing you to gain XP) by maxing the associated Child Skill:

If you complate an Aspiration, you will get a 20% boost to learning all Adult Skills in the appropriate category when they age up. This means they can then learn the missing skills they can't yet level, like Comedy and Painting, faster.

For the Social skill, a child needs to have conversations with other Sims. Other ways to increase the Social skill are to play with the dollhouse and talk to the large stuffed animals. Reaching level 10 will unlock the Charisma and Mischief adult skills. The child will be able to gain skill points in these areas before aging to teen.

A Child is angry over something that happened at school
This child is Hitting a Stuffed Animal out of Anger over something that happened at School

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The Mental skill is gained by playing chess and using the science table. Children can also use the observatory to stargaze. Level 10 of this skill will unlock the adult skills of Logic, Video Games, and Fishing. Again, points for these skills may be gained by children before they age to teen.

A child playing chess learns the Mental Skill
Two Brothers Playing Chess to Learn Mental Skills

Creativity is gained by using the Activity Table and by playing with the dollhouse. As a child increases creativity, more kinds of drawings will be available on the Activity Table. Reaching level 10 in this skill will open the Piano and Violin skills.

Child learning creativity by using the Activity Table
Child Learning Creativity Using the Activity Table

The Motor skill can be built by using the monkey bars and jungle gym, and also by practicing typing on the computer. Adults can also have a bit of fun with the jungle gym by pretending to be a monster while children are playing. Reaching level 10 in this skill does not unlock an adult skill. It will, however, give an extra moodlet while playing on the monkey bars.

Learning the Motor Skill on Monkey Bars
Learning the Motor Skill on Monkey Bars

I found it very difficult to reach level 10 on any of the Child Skills while playing on the Normal lifespan and dealing with needs at the same time. To make this happen for my twins, I had to use cheats to keep their needs full and even had to make them skip the last day of school in a desperate push to get the last things completed in time. Playing on the Long lifespan setting will give you plenty of time to do everything you want.

Child Aspirations
Children have their own Aspirations to work on before they tackle their adult Aspirations. The Child Aspirations are Artistic Prodigy, Rambunctious Scamp, Social Butterfly, and Whiz Kid. A child's Aspiration is chosen at the time a baby ages to child, at the same time the first trait is chosen. Some detail follows.

A Child Sim playing Violin
Playing Violin Increases the Creativity Skill

Artistic Prodigy AspirationArtistic Prodigy

Total Satisfaction Gained: 1,100

Reward Trait: Creatively Gifted Children who achieve this Aspiration will build adult Creative skills faster (Painting, Instruments, Writing, Cooking).

Milestone Objectives: Have an Activity Table, and draw 2 pictures while Inspired. You must then level the Creativity skill to 5, and play with 3 toys. In the end you'll have to play instruments for 5 total hours, draw all 5 picture types on the activity table, and max the Creativity Skill.

Rambunctious Scamp AspirationRambunctious Scamp

Total Satisfaction Gained: 925

Reward Trait: Physically Gifted Learn Adult Physical Skills faster (Fitness).

Milestone Objectives: Play on a Jungle Gym while playful, and hit level 2 Motor Skill. The next stage requires you work on the Motor Skills (level 5) and Practice Typing for four hours. In the end you must master Motor Skills and make it across the monkey bars 3 times, while earning a high score on the Typing Game.

The Jungle Gym Teaches Children the Motor Skill
Learning Motor Skill on a Jungle Gym

Social Butterfly AspirationSocial Butterfly

Total Satisfaction Gained: 975

Reward Trait: Socially Gifted Learn Adult Social Skills faster (Charisma, Mischief, Comedy Skill).

Milestone Objectives: Make a Friend and meet 5 new Sims. Achieve level 5 in the Social Skill while also making a BFF. At last you must be friends with 3 other Children and 2 Adults, while also mastering the Social Skill.

Sim Children Becoming BFFs
Twin Sisters Becoming BFFs

Whiz Kid AspirationWhiz Kid

Total Satisfaction Gained: 1,175

Reward Trait: Mentally Gifted Lets the Whiz Kid learn adult Mental Skills faster (Rocket Science, Logic, Fishing, Video Gaming)

Milestone Objectives: Be read to by an adult for 2 hours and play 3 games of Chess. Next, they will need to reach level 5 Mental Skill and Finish Homework 2 times while Focused. Your Child must ultimately achieve an A in School, craft 3 Emotional Potions and master the Mental Skill.

A mother Sim reading to her Child in The Sims 4
Mother is Reading to her Child

Managing Large Families
Many players like to have large families. This is entirely possible in Sims 4. The parents simply need to keep Trying for Baby to have as many kids as they want. It does add a lot of complexity to the game and it's much more difficult with a lot of children. The best thing is to stay organized. Keep all of the kids on a schedule with sleep, meals, showers, and school. Be sure to send them to bed with all needs in the green. Otherwise, they will get up in the middle of the night for something and then will be tired for school the next morning because they won't go back to bed on their own. Sometimes it will be better to have showers in the morning so that the kids can get the moodlets they need for school. The same goes for mornings. Make sure the children have all needs met before leaving for school so they'll have a better day. A parent or other adult can make breakfast and dinner, and use the Call to Meal interaction to get everyone to the table. This will keep the entire household on a schedule and they'll be able to take care of school, homework, and tasks with little problem. If you find you're unable to make a new meal for breakfast and dinner, try making several meals at once and storing them in the refrigerator. That way, at least the kids can get leftovers and stay on schedule.

A Family Dinner in The Sims 4
Dining together keeps a Family on schedule and gives them time to visit with each other

I don't recommend a maid for helping around the house at this time. Things were getting backed up in the house with dirty showers, dirty sinks, and trash on the floor. I hired a maid for a single day's service at a price of $40 plus $20 per hour. I didn't even see her in the house, but when she left I was charged $120 and everything was still dirty. I honestly didn't see anything different at all. So, I suggest that the family members help out with chores around the house.

Keeping everyone organized and under control will become even harder if your mother keeps having kids. A family with 2 parents, a teen, and 3 children can be kept on track by feeding everyone with a good and social breakfast, getting showers as needed, then setting each Sim to a task on days when there is no school. The teen can be painting, one child playing a computer game, and twins playing chess together. They are busy and also working on important skills. It gives the parents a chance to garden together or have a nice work out in the home gym.

Parenting in The Sims 4

Babies, Adopting, and Pregnancy
Toddlers and Learning to Walk, Talk, and Potty
Childhood, School and Children's Aspirations

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Emilysays...
How do I get twins? I've tried a few different ways to get them but they never worked. Please help
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Carlsays...
There are no cheats to get twins. The only thing you can do is affect gender (see that on the babies guide).

Twins rate is like 10%. You may double that by getting the fertility reward. They're just not common, and as far as I know there's no cheat/mod to make it easier.
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Penelopesays...
I have seen YouTubers show the pregnancy mod, so I guess there is one. I personally don't like mods as they make the game slow.
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Playalotsays...
Please note the date on Carl's comment! It is from 2015 and was correct at the time of posting!
Obviously there are cheats for twins etc now and you will find those cheats here on the Pregnancy Guide
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Katiesays...
I wish they weren'tf commonf or me second time trying for a baby and I got twins
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Norahsays...
So I have the sims city living and I have a option to make a house trait ley-line where your sim will have a high chance of twins with no cheats or mod my sim is currently pregnant with twins and it will give you a notification saying she has twins
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Norahsays...
So I have the sims city living and I have a option to make a house trait ley-line where your sim will have a high chance of twins with no cheats or mod my sim is currently pregnant with twins and it will give you a notification saying she has twins
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Harenesays...
The first time my sim ever got pregnant she got triplets, and the next time she got twins.... I really only want 1 child at a time, I didn't even use the fertility reward. Is there a cheat to only get one baby?
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Josiesays...
If you use a cheat for determining how many babies your sim has, you can set it to have only one child.

Here's the cheat:
first you'll need testingcheats on
then you'll need to get your pregnant sim's id number to get this type sims.get_sim_id_by_name firstname lastname
lastly you'll type in the cheat pregnancy.force_offspring_count id 1 with the id that you got for your pregnant sim

That should work to ensure that you only have one child. Hope this helped!
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hayleysays...
If you have sims 4 city living and your living an apartment the apartment trait might be ley- line which is where you have a very high chance of twins
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piglets10says...
I get twins all the time I have 4 families and 2 of them had twins and that was first try.Laugh
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Sophiesays...
my friend got twins twice in a row while doing the hundred baby challenge. she did not have the fertility trait and did not use cheats.
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Melissa Winchestersays...
Actually there is a way to get twins. Before woohooing have your female sim get a fertility massage while listening to kids music in a room with the kids channel on. It's a lot to do but it has worked for me every time I've done it. Also to get boys eat carrots and for girls eat strawberries. With twins to get a boy and a girl it's harder and doesn't always work but I find if you have your pregnant sim eat 10 of each spaced out over the pregnancy she will have one of each. For example, eat a strawberry then eat a carrot and so on. Hope this is helpful. :)
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Playalotsays...
Please note the date on Carl's comment! It is from 2015 and was correct at the time of posting!
Obviously there are cheats for twins etc now and you will find those cheats here on the Pregnancy Guide
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Katarahsays...
Shocked I get them all the time, i not mad about it it's just weird.
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Hayleesays...
I have a problem that when I want one baby I get twins and when I want twins I get one Unsure
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Marianasays...
Happens to me all the time! I'm glad I'm not the only one!Grin
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Saffronsays...
if you watch the children's network and read children's books you are more likely to get twins. if there is a trait that allows you to do childish things (like in the sims 3 if you were childish you could play with kids toys) then play with childish things using that trait. i think there is a kid's radio network as well so listening to that may also increase the chance of having twins/triplets.
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Jadesays...
Hold on, you guys are having problems getting twins? Seems like in my game it's a very common thing... That's strange. Oh well
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ReAnnesays...
Twins and triplets are very common in my game. I don't know why, and non of my Sims ever have that fertility reward trait either. It's kinda freaky. Tongue
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Michellesays...
I always seem to get triplets or twins but I just make my sims do everyday activites to fill their needs
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Ericsays...
I got triplets after increasing fertility in traits and having a fertility massage.
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Amara Dealsays...
You probably already know this by now, but you can use a cheat to get up to 7 babies. (depending on how many people are in the family, since the max is 8) First, type testingcheats on in the box after pressing Control Shift and C. Then, type sims.get_sim_id_by_name firstname lastname and it will give you an ID for your sims. Next, type pregnancy.force_offspring_count 1341302010233 5 (for example.) Where 1341302010233 is should be your sim's ID, and where 5 is should be the number of children you want. An optional cheat is to force labor, by typing Sims.add_buff buff_pregnancy_inlabor This is good to make sure how ever many babies you have, that they are all born at once. Hope this helps! Smile
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craftylove12says...
Use a cheat, fertility potion or fertility massageGrin
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Dwynnsays...
Get the fertility treatment for the mom and dad...when the mom is pregnant watch the kid channel on the tv and listen to the kid radio station...I've had twins,triplets, and even quadruplets(yikes) hope this helps
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beckysays...
I don't know if this is real or not but I tried for a baby twice in a row and I got twins
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brookesays...
That's what I did to get my twins.
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Turksays...
You can buy fertile reward with lifetime rewards. By rewards store. Blushimage
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Personsays...
You have to make them try for a baby a lot, but don't take the pregnancy test
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Zoesays...
If you have the new City Living pack and you give your apartment/house a trait called on the ley line, you will have a higher chance of getting twins or triplets!
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Ambersays...
On my first ever family I had two single children, and then I had triplets! Being new to the sims, I just completely panicked and aged them all up as soon as I could.
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Emmasays...
If you use the lot trait "on ley line" It will give you twins more often than not.
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DDsays...
go on build mode, select house traits and you can pick the fertility trait also if you try for a baby woohoo again.
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Oliwiasays...
you need to do 5 Times bara bara but you need to do like 1 will be at 3 and anoter one will me at 5 and you will have twins
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Bellabandloversays...
There is actually a cheat you can use to get twins. You use ForceTwins. The same goes if you want quadruplets by saying QuadForce.
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Carlsays...
The maximum number of babies a Sim can have at once is 3, normally. The ForceTwins cheat was someone who had twins thinking it worked, and they may have even had fertility or a mod. There was also a buggy patch where twins came out too often. I just playtested both forcequad and forcetwins and neither of those cheats resulted in anything, sorry to say. 

Edit: Your comment got me to contact the fellow who's really good at finding the game's cheats, and he found a working one that is reliable and can give 6 and maybe more births at once. Thanks to you for bringing this up, and TwistedMexican for digging around. Anyone who wants to thank him can do so on his Cheats Wiki.

Sims MUST be pregnant first.

Do this:

sims.get_sim_id_by_name firstname lastname to get the pregnant Sim's ID number. It'll probably be long.

Then use the ID in this cheat, along with the number of births you want:

pregnancy.force_offspring_count ID 3 - that would produce triplets. Put 4, 5, or 6 on the end. 6 have also been tested, but you may push it to 7 if only one pregnant household member is present (because of the limit of 8 Sims per household). Good luck with that! Save your game first, just in case it hangs too much!

This is also on our Babies and Pregnancy Guide.
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Jupitersays...
My sim went to school and actually made a friend! Guess they fixed that on the recent patches.
Admin: Yep, Sims can now make friends with coworkers and classmates. So glad they did this, along with the invites to parties!
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Baraboistevenssays...
Hey Carl, great guide as usual.

Just to share a tip: a really easy way to level your kids motor skills is having them research simpedia once it's unlocked. My sims' kids had their motor skills jump up from 5 to max in a single sim afternoon. Playing the arithmetic game on the outer speeds up mental skills progress and Playing keyboard commander also has the same effect on creativity skills. One of the kids went from zero creativity to 10 max in one sim day.
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Baraboistevenssays...
Just to add, read up some more on what I described and apparently keyboard commander level up of skills is possibly a bug? I'll keep monitoring it over the next couple days
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Carlsays...
I'm glad that you like the site. Thanks for taking the time to share tips, much appreciated. Cool
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Baraboistevenssays...
Just thought to update. It's no fluke and now I Have switched aging off and focused on this sim family with two kids. They have maxed their child skills and They just have the social aspiration to complete . Seems this has unlocked some adult skills and they've attained logic and charisma and mischief. It'll take me some time but totally curious the effect of having super skilled sim kids.
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Nicolesays...
How do you make a child on sims 4 focused because that is the ideal emotion for school. P.S. I tryed to get them to study a fossil but they are not aloud to do that pls help.
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Faithsays...
try to play chess
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Baraboistevenssays...
What I find helps is putting focusing decor in their bedroom. If you have an observatory, you can have the kid observe the stars until they get a print which always has high focusing stats and put that in the study area to help attain the focused moodlet.
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JackTCGsays...
The easiest way I have found is to have them "ponder moves" at a chess table. It doesn't take very long and has a finite ending- meaning they will stop after a certain amount of time and have the focused moodlet. Afterwards if you still have time you can have them play chess and they will eventually get a different focused moodlet from that too.
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CLAIRE BEAR RAWRsays...
buy a chess table,then select ponder moves,do this right before school,or asap.when they are done they will be focusedLaughGrinSmile
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Faithsays...
do kids eat at school? just wanted to know LaughSmile
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Dianasays...
lol..i dont think so!!whenever they come from school,they r starving!TongueTongue
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meggysays...
they only eat if their hunger bar is in the amber or the light redTongue
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KarnaLousays...
My sims seem to always eat at school or work if they are hungry (in yellow) before 75% of their time at school or work is done. If they become hungry after that point, they wait until they come home to eat.
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Ellasays...
How do I make it so my child in sims stays a child? Grin
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Tyronesays...
Go into the settings and turn aging off. There isn't a way to set it up for just one Sim to not age, so if you're fine with EVERYONE staying their current age go ahead!
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Alisonsays...
stop aging from opinions
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Gustavosays...
So... the new skills, like photography and wellness are not affected by the children skills or aspirations?
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Makylasays...
CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE A GUIDE FOR TEENS?
Admin: Yes, it will be done as soon as I am able. I actually have a rough draft to finalize and some more gameplay testing to do, but it'll take some time.
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Unknownsays...
Hey i have a question can i play ONLY with a child (like no adults) if u know a way to do that plz tell me
Admin: You've gotta have an adult in the game, unfortunately. I tried removing all adults via cas.fulleditmode but it told me at least one adult must be in the household. 

I also tried killing an adult, leaving a child behind. It immediately gave me a game over. 

I cannot find a mod for it, either, so I don't think it's possible yet.
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Alacazamsays...
But teens can live alone, I think. I mean, they can get a job, so it makes sense, right? Smile
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Anonsays...
Yes,teens can live by themselvs
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Kirstensays...
Huh how do you get to follow your Sims 4 children to school, I have the expansion pack "get to work" on my Sims 4 but I was never asked to go to school with my child
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Dereksays...
The expansion pack only allows you to follow the three specific careers that came with it.
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snjorsays...
there is a mod that let's you go with your children to school, it's not a part of the game.
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fivinesays...
on normal lifespan, you get 3 days vacation, maybe would be nice to remind it.

If you don't target the WHIZ KID, it seems it is absolutely no use to get a mark better as D and with these days of vacation, you may never go to school and do your homework!

Sorry for my poor english,,,
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Kyliesays...
There is a cheat but it is a little complicated.
1st. Get a sim pregnent
2nd. type Ctrl+Shift+C and make sure you hold them down
3rd. Now you should have a little white bar at the top that you can type in, type "testingcheats true" and hit enter
4th. Now you will need to get the pregnet sims id, to do this, while still typying into the white bar at the top, type "sims.get_sim_id_by_name (Sim's firstname) (Sim's lastname)"
5th. Next, type "pregnancy.force_offspring_count (Sim's ID) (number of babies)"
After that, you just have to wait for your sim to have how ever many sims you want. This also works to have just one baby instead of twins.
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Lexisays...
Do you know how to get your teen to A+?
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Playalotsays...
Sending them to school focused and choosing the work hard tone as well as completing homework each day should do the trick. Smile
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Dereksays...
What does getting better grades in school do for my child?
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Playalotsays...
It allows teens to start school with a B instead of a C. Getting good grades with a teen allows them to start their careers at a higher level then normal (Normal level to start a career is obviously L1). This means they could potentially max their career quicker and earn more higher wages sooner.
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Desiree Perezsays...
Question? ive tried to flirt with the grim reaper to have a child but it never really seems to work out, ive heard of other people doing it but its never actually worked for me Unsure
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Playalotsays...
You can not have a child with the Grim Reaper in The Sims 4. The only romantic interaction that is available for Grim to do is flirt.
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Peanutsays...
Is there a cheat for getting grades in school? It would help for my family's story-line.Grin
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Rileesays...
I had my sim pregnant so I used the cheat to speed it up then there was no baby
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Playalotsays...
Using cheats can have unexpected and unwanted effects! After all they are not part of 'normal' game play. Even the simgurus tell us to use cheats with caution! Sorry this happened to you though.
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Joriasays...
It's easy to max ALL child aspirations. Just use moodlet manager potions. The child then never needs to have any needs filled as the potion does it all. Moodlet potions take a lot of Satisfaction points, (500), so it's best to have a clone machine to just keep replicating/cloning them. You can get one with the Scientist Career or in bb.showhiddenobjects.
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Zaiixsays...
Not to mention that children can learn the motor skill by dancing to a stereo and/or any other music source -- Probably the most fun way to learn motor skills!
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Jasminsays...
I can't get twins! Only then i don't want to... Please help! I don't know what to do! I have tried everything, and nothing works, without cheats and modsSad And i hate cheating.
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Emma-leesays...
I read in the guide eating strawberry a helps getting a girl is that true because I am not sure if it worked for me ??? But listening to pop music definitely helped for getting a girl Smile
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Playalotsays...
I use strawberries but I have my sim eat 10 each trimester, that definitely works. Smile
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Jessicasays...
I only gave her 2 -3 strawberries in my sims full term of pregnancy. I just listened to pop music every time she eats or playing (on a computer,playing chess etc.). on the last term I just let her do what she wants. I think As long as you do these things simultaneously there's a chance of having a girl no matter how many you give her to eat :D
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Playalotsays...
Nice tip! Thanks Smile
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Dwynnsays...
To get twins or triplets watch kid shows on the tv and listen to kid music station on the radio..works every time..and if you want to be extra sure it works you could do the fertility treatment for both the make and female..I had 4 girls one time(yikes)hope this helps
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summersays...
is there a cheat to age your sim up?Smile
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Playalotsays...
Just bake a cake, place birthday candles on it then chose the child as the sim to age up when you click on the cake.Smile
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Bobsays...
hi i really want twins how do you do it?Unsure
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On the page "The Sims 4 Babies Guide: Getting Pregnant, Having a Baby, and Caring for Them" Carl goes into details about how to use cheats to get twins etc. Without using cheats the Fertility Reward increases the odds of multiples and players have reported that watching children's TV helps also, just as that did in The Sims 3.


Realm of Magic

The Sims 4 Realm of Magic comes September 10 for PC/Mac and releases October 15 for Xbox One and Playstation 4. See my Video Guide to Features in Realm of Magic. We've compiled information on upcoming features from developer tweets and used the trailer to try to share everything we know.

NEW - Here is the Text Guide to Realm of Magic.

The Sims 4 Moschino Stuff Review

The Sims 4 Moschino Stuff Pack

New: The Sims 4 Moschino Stuff Review - My thoughts on the photography improvements, fashion photographer, and build buy additions in The Sims 4 Moschino Stuff which is available today for PC/Mac.

New: A Features of Moschino Stuff Summary Video

The Sims 4 Moschino Stuff Pack is available by 12:30-1PM EST for PC/Mac and September 3 for Xbox One and Playstation 4. Click to learn about the new pack, freelance photography and the new clothing. You can also see my announcement video and the game's trailer within that upload.

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New Videos and Guides

Armageddon Mod (Mod/CC Reviews).

How to Write Songs in The Sims 4Latest in The New How To Section : Learn How to Write Songs and Make Money with Music in The Sims 4. Also, How to Get Abducted by Aliens. We have a guide for using Pregnancy Cheats, Get a Job, Adopting a Kid and How to Cheat.

Alien Abduction in The Sims 4Alien Abduction: I made a Video Guide to Alien Abductions, Alien Babies in The Sims 4 Get to Work.

New How To Section : The new How To's section is updated with How to Get Abducted by Aliens. You can also learn how to use Pregnancy Cheats, Get a Job, Adopting a Kid and How to Cheat. It's meant to help newcomers or those with specific problems and will be greatly expanded over coming months.

New Charisma Video
I've created a fairly detailed Charisma Video Guide to accompany the normal Charisma text guide. My goal is to have every skill covered by the end of the year, if possible.