Hello, everyone! Today, I’m going to give some tips and tell you about the newest game pack for The Sims 4 that came out a few months ago! If you have anything to add, please feel free to do so!
About the game
This year, they released a free game update that added toddlers into the game. To be honest, I’m really glad they did that. Since adding that, they’ve also released a game pack called Parenthood, which allows your sims to parent their children in further detail.
The Parenting Skill
There’s the new parent skill that allows your parent sims to level up to become a master parent. Your parent sims can learn tips from the computer, or ask other parents for advice. They can also give tips to new parents. It’s easiest to give your sim the satisfaction point reward that makes them learn faster, so they level up in skills faster.
Children (toddler-teen) have new skills to level up, called Character Values, which include: empathy, manners, responsibility, emotional control, and conflict resolution. Once your sims’ child levels up a value enough, they’ll earn a new trait according to that value once they become a young adult.
How to Gain Character Values
Children have a new doctor toy set to earn empathy quicker. Siblings can also chat with each other to level up their new skills, depending on the things they say. Children can also lose value points if they decide to be mean, for example. Children can “ask for advice” to their parents at random times, which allows them to ask a question and for you to answer it with a few different response options. Those responses adds points to a specific character value, and loses points to another. It all depends on which one you decide to choose.
New Gained Traits
With the character values, comes new traits, good and bad. But these traits have to be gained during game play when your sims are toddlers, children, and/or teens. Each character value, when a sims increases it enough, will provide a trait to your sim once they reach young adulthood. The traits are as follows.
When your sims’ child does something that you don’t like, such as being mean to a sibling, or not doing their homework, they can punish them once they reach a specific level in the parenting skill. The parent can either be calm, firm, or strict about the punishment. Once they reach an even bigger level of the parenting skill, they can even ground them or put them in time out. You can’t choose how long the child will be in time out for, but it isn’t too long. With grounding a child, you can ground them from going out with friends, using their phone, computer, or TV, listening to music, or other things. If your child does the thing they’re grounded from, they could get caught. From there, the parent can ground them further, or express their disappointment.
Family Bulletin Board
This is what sets the curfew for the children in the household. You can set it to 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm, or 11:00 pm, depending on when you want your sims’ kids to be home. I usually have it set to 9:00 pm. Your sims can add notes to the board for other sims to read, and children can add drawings to it.
There are even more things added into the game pack that I didn’t mention, so just play for yourself. 🙂
I actually really enjoy this game pack. I usually tend to like any DLC that makes the game a little more realistic, and this definitely made it just that. I honestly can’t come up with anything that I don’t like about this game pack; it’s just that good. 😉
What I love the most about it, is that there are character values, to make sims even more unique from each other.
This is definitely my favorite DLC that I have so far!
I hope that this post was helpful to anyone who is deciding on buying this game pack! Let me know if there’s anything I should add to this post!
What’s your favorite DLC that you have?