There are a number of family aspirations in The Sims 4, including big happy family, super parent, and the topic of today’s guide the successful lineage aspiration.

This aspiration focuses on making your sim’s children successful in school and their careers including gaining skills and mentoring.

The aspiration is awesome for anyone who loves family gameplay and wants to make their sims as awesome as possible.

An image of a 3 generation family getting into shenanigans

Traits for the Successful Lineage Aspiration

The traits that your sim has are really important for their aspirations, you don’t want to have a sim with traits that don’t make sense for it!

Family Oriented

Of course, a sim who is working through a family aspiration should have the family oriented trait. These sims love spending time with their family and will feel happy more often when their family is around.


Outgoing is a seriously good option because you’re going to have family members living with you and you want your sim to enjoy being social with their family members.

Reward Trait for the Aspiration

When your sim finally finishes the aspiration they are going to be given the vicarious reward trait which is one of the best reward traits in the game.

With this trait, any skill gains that your sim’s children gain will also contribute to your own, allowing your sim to gain skills without having to do anything which is awesome.

Stages of the Aspiration

Stage 1: Readily a Parent

  • Become an Adult
  • Spend §1,000 on Kids’ Stuff

This is of course the easiest part of the aspiration. Your sim will need to age up to an adult and have §1000 worth of kids’ stuff in their household. This can include furniture, toys, wall decor, etc.

Stage 2: Caregiver

  • Read to a Child for Two Hours
  • Become a Parent
  • Socialize With Your Child 10 Times

This second section includes actually becoming a parent either through adoption or giving birth. You can learn all about having babies in the sims here!

You’ll then need to socialize with your child 10 times. This is easy and includes any kind of social interaction. You can talk to your kids’ and get to know them to get this done.

Finally, you’ll need to read to a child for two hours. Since this aspiration was created before toddlers were released, it only currently works for children, not toddlers.

You’ll need to click on a bookcase and choose open, then find one of the purple and white books and click on it. You’ll get the option to read the book to your child.

Stage 3: Trusted Mentor

  • Help a Child with Homework 3 Times
  • Have a Child Earn an “A” in High School
  • Have a Child Max any Skill

This section is where the aspiration gets a bit more intense, but not hard. You are going to need to help your child with homework 3 times.

You’ll need to get your children to start working on their homework and then while controlling the main sim, you can click on them and choose help with homework. This will get your sim’s homework done much quicker too, which is nice.

You’re going to need to get a teen to have an A in high school. To do this you need to do your homework everyday, and maybe even some extra credit work. As well as get your skills up, since you need to have a skill at level 4 in order to get an A.

Finally, you need to have a child max out a skill. This could be either a child skill or a regular skill when your sim’s child is a teenager.

I find it easiest to try and get a child aged sim to max out the creativity skill by playing the violin.

Stage 4: Successful Lineage

  • Mentor Your Child 3 Times
  • Have a Child Complete an Aspiration
  • Have a Child or Grandchild Reach the Top of a Career

Mentoring in the Sims 4 is a bit of an annoyance but can be useful if used properly. You’ll need to do it 3 times, this can be done by having your adult sim have a skill maxed out. Then, get your sim’s child to start working on that skill, and you should be able to click on them while controlling the adult and choose mentor.

For example, if your adult sim has maxed out the guitar skill you can get your teenager to start playing the guitar. Then come over as the adult and choose mentor.

You’ll need to have a sim finish an aspiration. This can be any of the childhood aspirations which are usually easier to finish in a short period of time, since adult aspirations are more of a long term commitment. You can also start a teen working on the best selling author or painter extraordinaire aspiration since they can get them done early.

Finally, you need to have your child get to the top of a career. This is going to be the longest time commitment of the aspiration!

Final Thoughts

That’s all folks, that’s everything you need to know so you can finish the successful lineage aspiration in the game. How do you feel about this set of family aspirations? Are you bored with them? Or do you still use them often? Let us know in the comments!