The super parent aspiration was added to the game with The Sims 4: Parenthood and is a great aspiration for sims looking for some family gameplay.
This aspiration incorporates the new character values system which was added with this game pack and can really impact your sim’s children’s future lives quite a bit.
Working through this aspiration can be tricky and time consuming, however, not as bad as some of the other family aspirations (like big happy family where you sim needs grandkids!).
You’re also going to be gaining the new parenting skill which is awesome because it will help you make your sim’s into better tiny humans!
Traits For The Super Parent Aspiration
With every aspiration in the sims, there are traits that are going to help your sim get the job done sooner and with less bad emotions.
Of course, a sim who wants to be a super parent could have the family oriented trait! This one is good because these sims will love being around their families and will never get annoyed when there are tons of kiddos running around (unless they’re stinky, of course).
Outgoing is a decent option since your sim will be spending so much of their time around other sims, they’ll need to enjoy being social!
The domestic trait is given to any sim who chooses a family aspiration when they are made in create a sim or when they age up from child to teen.
This trait is awesome because it helps your sims grow relationships more quickly with their family members. This is good since your kid’s are more likely to listen to you and be less defiant when you have a great relationship with them.
Reward Trait for the Super Parent Aspiration
When your sim is finally able to complete this aspiration they will be given the role model reward trait. This is a good trait for raising kids because it helps your sim’s children gain character values more quickly than before if they are around their parent.
Stages of the Aspiration
Level 1: Readily a Parent
- Become an Adult
- Spend §1,000 on Kid’s Stuff
The first stage of this aspiration is insanely simple and can be done easily within the first day of your sim being an adult. You aren’t going to be able to work through super parent until you’re an adult, so age your teen up! Or wait, I won’t tell you what to do.
You’ll need to spend §1,000 on stuff from the children’s section, this can be toys, furniture, books, skill building items, etc.
Level 2: Offspring Instructor
- Become a Parent
- Achieve Level 4 of the Parenting Skill
- Discipline Your Child, Toddler, or Teen 5 Times
The second section of the aspiration is when things start getting real. You’ll first need to become a parent, you can do so by either adopting or giving birth to a baby yourself.
You’ll also need to reach level 4 of the parenting skill. You can gain this skill by reading parenting books, reading parenting forums on the computer, or doing any parenting interactions with your children.
Finally, you’re going to need to discipline your kid 5 times. This can be either encouraging behaviour or disciplining your children for bad behaviour. For toddlers, you can discipline things like painting on the floor or being defiant.
For children, you can discipline them if they paint on the floor, get into fights, etc. You can encourage things like homework and cleaning.
For teens, you can discipline them if they stay out past their curfew, if they don’t do their homework, etc. And you can encourage doing homework and cleaning.
Level 3: Character Coach
- Help a Child with School Work for 4 Hours
- Achieve Level 6 of the Parenting Skill
- Have a Child with a Character Value Within Range to Receive a Trait
Your sim is going to need to keep building their parenting skill which won’t be too hard if you’re constantly spending time with your kids.
You’ll need to help your child with school work for four hours. This is both their regular homework or their school projects. When a child is doing homework you can click on them while controlling their parent and choose help with homework.
When a child is working on a school project you can click and choose assist with project. The nice thing is that helping them makes the homework take way less time.
Finally, you’ll need to have a child who is inside the range to get a positive character value trait! This may take some work, but can be done.
There are 5 character values for your sims to work on, I find the easiest one to get into the positive range to be responsible, which can increase by doing homework, getting A’s in school, and cleaning up after themselves.
Level 4: Super Parent
- Achieve Level 10 Parenting Skill
- Go Into Full Parent Mode
- Have a Child with 3 Positive Character Value Traits
In this final part you’re really going to have to work on that parenting skill, you’ll need to spend time with your kid’s, help them with homework and more. One of the fastest ways to get your parenting skill up is just spamming different actions with babies!
You’ll also need to have a child who has 3 of the 5 positive character value traits, this is rather hard but can be done. You’ll need to decide on 3 character values and work on just those. These will give your sim’s child really helpful traits as they continue into adulthood.
Finally, your sim is going to need to get into full parent mode. This is done by doing 10 parenting actions in a row without anything in between. When in full parent mode your sim’s needs will decay slower so they have more time to focus on their kids needs.
Since most people find it hard to go into full parent mode and aren’t entirely sure how to get it done, you can watch this video from our Youtube channel to learn more. Be sure to subscribe!
Family gameplay in the sims 4 is lacking a lot of the fun we had in the past games, however, I do believe that parenthood added some great aspects that make the parenting system more fun.
How do you feel about the Super Parent Aspiration? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.