Parenting may be the hardest gameplay introduced to the Sims 4 yet. It takes patience, perseverance, and tons of energy to give your children the attention they need and deserve.

There’s a few different ways you can approach these cheats. If you just want an easier way to help your children gain character value, the best way is to simply use the parenting skill cheat. This way, you won’t have to read any parenting books or research for tips online, but you’ll get to see how your children evolve with your direction. You’ll have all the parenting social options available right off the bat, which will help you control your children’s behavior and shape what kind of person they become. Otherwise, if you’re starting from parenting zero, it’s going to be a lot harder to assist their growth.

To start, make sure testing cheats is enabled. Press Control + Shift +C to access command. Enter: testingcheats true or testingcheats on . If you get a message that reads 'cheats enabled,’ then you know you’ve done it right. Don’t forget that after testing cheats are enabled, you can always Shift + Click the selected Sim and access ‘Make Happy,’ which will max out all needs.


stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Parenting

Example: stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Parenting 10


Having trouble developing a certain character value trait? Or, want to decrease one of the character values? Use the following cheat to raise or lower the value. The scale is -100 to 100.

For example: stats.set_stat lifeSkillStatistic_Empathy 100

Empathy: stats.set_stat lifeSkillStatistic_Empathy 
Manners : stats.set_stat lifeSkillStatistic_Manners 
Responsibility: stats.set_stat lifeSkillStatistic_Responsibility 
Conflict Resolution: stats.set_stat lifeSkillStatistic_ConflictResolution 
Emotional Control: stats.set_stat lifeSkillStatistic_EmotionalControl


These are the outcome of the character value meters, which will basically turn into one of the following traits when the teen ages to a young adult. Use these cheats to play around with the traits. You can even award a trait to an adult that you didn’t age up from a teen. Opposite traits cannot be on at the same time. For example, you can’t have good manners and bad manners. You’ll need to use traits.remove_trait to get rid of one first.