The Sims Blog: Become a Better Sim Parent with The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack!


Gather around for a family meeting. We have some big things to discuss about the household. Why is that? Well, today we’re thrilled to show off The Sims™ 4 Parenthood Game Pack*, which releases globally for PC and Mac via Origin on May 30, 2017. 

This is very exciting for us as its been a major community request, which is more, and deeper family focused game play. With toddlers finally in Simmer homes everywhere, we knew this was the perfect time to take a look at your Sim’s home to see which stories you haven’t yet told.

The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack adds a few significant features that will change daily life. Your Sim’s offspring will be more ill-behaved than ever, with rebellious teenagers and toddlers who chomp down on their siblings. But don’t worry! The new Parenting Skill gives the adults in the room a way to set these problems upright.

And it doesn’t stop there! Parenting has long term consequences, which leads us to the new Character Values Traits. If your Sims take the time to teach their children good manners, like setting the table, and trying to not burp, swear, or fart, they can grow up with new Traits that will positively affect their lives forever. Or, if they don’t do these things, well, there are Traits with consequences of another stripe…

It isn’t all serious life-changing decisions though. Children will bring home new school projects to work on after class with parents and siblings as well. These create permanent, hilarious objects, like erupting volcanoes and backyard rockets. Future medical professionals can practice their stethescoping skills on teddy bears. Plus, new clothing styles and the perfect household items to really make the home look like, well, the home of your story.

The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack is the perfect addition to your Sim’s home that will help you tell new stories that really get to the heart of your Sims. It’s hilarious, serious, touching, and silly, all in one home shaped box. Be sure to check out The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack on PC and Mac via Origin on May 30, 2017.

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  • Actually, I like the thought of the kids acting like kids and the teenagers getting in trouble. Most of my sims have families and it will be cool . Now if I could only send my Kids to college it would be sweet.

  • Ahh, finally some insight! Sorry to all those who wanted preteens, but it seems as though teens will be more teen-like and children will be more child-like so this pack is already a winner in my book. WOULD have been nice if certain interactions had been in the game from the start, but they’ve gotta make money somehow, lol.

    • The lack of interactions with the teddy bears has always bothered me, too. That was one of my favorite things with the kids in TS3 — watching the different ways that they’d interact with their teddy. Every single one of my Sims 3 kids got a teddy in their crib from birth! Then, again, I’ve always thought that the fact that children can’t play with the My Sims statues you dig up has always been a missed opportunity.

  • I wasn’t even wanting this too bad, but I am so stoked!

    First of all, every single one of the screenshots looks like a HOME WITH KIDS, something that’s really been missing in my opinion. Homes with kid themed decor look like homes where the children are an afterthought; these houses in the screenshots look like homes where the kids are the priority, and where the kids have been allowed to spread out and exist in the family areas as well, if that makes sense?

    Second, a parenting SKILL? That’s just so unbelievably amazing to me. It almost feels like the game is putting a value on parenthood? Which is something that society unfortunately lacks so many times — a woman is somehow lesser, less of a person, after she becomes a mother. I really hope we can read some parenting books and at least get a head start on the skill while mommy’s pregnant!

    Third, I’m really loving the sound of these Character Value Traits. I’m always a sucker for new traits for our Sims, especially ones that we can earn instead of just plopping down in CAS. I can’t wait to see what the possibilities are, and how our sims’ parenting styles can affect their children!