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Sims 4 Big Happy Family Aspiration Walkthrough

A lot of players love to great giant families with tons of sims and that’s where the sims 4 big happy family aspiration comes in. This is the perfect aspiration for players who love that family gameplay even though sometimes it can be stressful but it’s a very rewarding way to play the game.

Along with this family aspiration you can also try out the successful lineage aspiration if you want a smaller family that is more focused on success. This sims 4 big happy family aspiration is going to have you focusing on raising your children and making sure they’re having their own marriages and children.

Traits For The Big Happy Family Aspiration

Every single aspiration in the game has traits that are going to make it go a little easier. For example, you wouldn’t want someone with this aspiration to be a loner since there will always be family members around. The following are traits that will help your sim through the big happy family aspiration.

Of course, a sim who wants a big happy family should be family oriented! This trait means sims love spending time around their family and will miss them if they are away for too long.

Cheerful is just a nice trait to have when you have kids and have a lot to accomplish because a cheerful sim will have a happy mood more often than not.

An outgoing sim is a great option for this aspiration because there are always going to be people around your home with a large family. These sims are going to be talking to you all the time, so being outgoing is nice so you enjoy the socialization.

Sims 4 Big Happy Family Aspiration BONUS Trait

When you give your sims an aspiration they are going to be given a bonus trait that adds to their personality and goes along with the aspiration.

The domestic trait is the bonus trait given to sims who are given a family aspiration.

This is a helpful trait because it will have an effect on your sims familial relationships, making it easier for them to become friends with their children and other family members which is a big part of this aspiration.

Stages of The Big Happy Family Aspiration

Each aspiration in The Sims 4 has many levels that your sims are going to need to work through. As you complete individual tasks your sims are going to get satisfaction points that they can spend on different reward store items. The sims 4 big happy family aspiration has four levels for your sims to work with.

Level 1: Readily a Parent

  • Become an Adult
  • Spend §1,000 on Kid’s Stuff
sims 4 family aspiration

The first stage of the sims 4 big happy family aspiration is pretty self explanatory. You will need to become an adult before you can move on, which makes sense since teens can’t have children in the game.

You’ll also need to spend §1,000 on children’s items, this can be things like toys, books, children’s furniture, etc. Anything under the kid’s section should count.

Level 2: Caregiver

  • Read to a Child for 2 Total Hours
  • Become a Parent
  • Socialize with Your Child 10 Times
caregiver aspiration level

The next part of this stage is actually getting ready and having babies. You’ll need to become a parent in this stage which can be done through the adoption process or through trying for baby on any of the woohoo locations.

You’ll now need to read to your children for two hours. To do this you can open up any bookcase on your lot and choose one of the children’s books (white book with purple markings) and choose read to child. You’ll need to read to them more than once to fulfil this part of the aspiration.

You’ll also need to socialize with your child 10 times, this is any type of social interaction so it shouldn’t take long.

Level 3: Loving Guardian

  • Be a Parent to a Child with 3 Friends
  • Be Friends with 3 of Your Children
  • Have a Child Get Married
loving guardian level of the sims 4 big happy family aspiration

In this part of the aspiration, some of the actions of your children are more important than yours. First, you’ll need to have a child who has 3 friends or more. This means you’ll need to work on getting your child’s relationships up to fulfil the aspiration.

You’ll also need to become friends with 3 of your children, meaning you must have three kids to finish the big happy family aspiration. You can easily become friends with your children through basic parenting and socializing.

Finally, you’ll need to get one of your children to get married. This is one of the reasons why this is a long aspiration, you won’t be able to finish until your children are grown.

Level 4: Big Happy Family

  • Socialize with Your Child or Grandchild 10 Times
  • Have 4 Grandchildren
  • Become Good Friends with 4 Children or Grandchildren
sims 4 big happy family aspiration

In this section, you’ll need to socialize with your child, or your grandchild, 10 times. This is easy and I’m not entirely sure why it’s in the last section, since we already had it as a requirement earlier.

Next, you’ll need to have four grandchildren. This means your sim’s children will need to have their own babies, so try and keep your elder alive for this long! Since you’ll probably be an elder by this point unless you play with a long lifespan.

Finally, you’ll need to become good friends with at least 4 of your children or grandchildren. Just continue to talk to your kid’s and their kids to get this done, this one is rather easy. You also have the option of using relationship cheats to make this happen more quickly.

Reward Trait for The Sims 4Big Happy Family Aspiration

If you can manage to get your sim through all four levels of the big happy family aspiration, they are going to be given a bonus trait: patriarch/matriarch.

This bonus trait is going to be really useful in raising families because it states patriarchs/matriarchs give their children boosts to gaining skill when they are nearby. This means that if you sim is in the room while their children are skill building, the children will build skills more quickly, making them better!

This seems like a really great reward trait, but honestly, by the time you finish the aspiration your sims are going to be elders and won’t be spending much time with their kids while skill building anyway.

Final Thoughts on Sims 4 Big Happy Family Aspiration

Unlike many of the aspirations in The Sims 4 this aspiration is going to take your sim’s entire life. You’ll need to start having your babies really young to benefit from finishing the aspiration at all. It honestly takes so long to complete and can get really boring to not be able to play other one’s in your sim’s lives but it’s still a fun one to have. Happy Playing!

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6 Comments

  1. Hey there, I completed the 3rd stage of this aspiration I think, my 3rd goal of the 3 in this stage is to have a child get married and have their own family, which I’ve done, but the goal isn’t being ticked off in the aspiration box thing for the mother who is now a grandmother cos that’s what’s required of the goal? Any idea why it’s not working? The child who got married has moved out too

    1. you have to have the child who got married remain in the same household as the parent your trying to complete the aspiration of.

  2. Anyone know if great grandchildren count as grandchildren for the purpose of this aspiration? My guy’s a vampire so he’ll live to see multiple generations

  3. I’m on the 4 grandchildren part, had the same girl have 2 babies, the first granchild counted the second one didn’t. Any ideas why?

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