[Top 20] Sims 4 Best Family Mods

Sims 4 Best Family Mods
If you are searching for a collection of fun family mods, this is the article for you.

The Sims 4 is an amazing game that is great for exploring the many different types of relationships and family dynamics that exist in the real world and has always offered plenty of gameplay to reflect that. Although the family aspect in The Sims 4 base game is lacking with not much that can be done in that realm of gameplay, the modding community is constantly finding more ways to make things more family-oriented.

Simmers are able to make use of every Sim in their household by installing these diverse mods that all have different, family-related purposes- from setting chores and giving your children allowance to enhancing the education and relationship systems that are already a part of the game. Anyone who is heavily entertained by family gameplay, such as myself, will certainly find that this list of mods as useful and necessary to bringing generational gameplay to the forefront!


20. Chores by LittleMsSam

Get to cleaning!

If your Sims have a house full of kids who don’t clean up after themselves, the chores mod by LittleMsSam will perfectly fit into your game. This mod allows adult Sims to assign chores at the bulletin board that comes with the Parenthood game pack, ensuring that everything gets done in a timely manner.

This mod allows you to set a cleaning schedule with dates and times, allowing you to sign a certain Sim up for cleaning on selected days. Pick up the duster and get to cleaning by installing this mod today!

Chores Mod Features:

  • Assign certain Sims to clean up on certain days by setting a schedule on the bulletin board that comes with the Parenthood game pack (or with the board that comes with Discover University).
  • Assign Sims to be off duty when they do not have to clean.

Get the mod here: https://littlemssam.tumblr.com/post/188656442453/chores-parenthood-andor...


19. Lemonade Stand/ Bake Sale by Cepzid

Sims can now make profits regardless of their age, thanks to this interactive lemonade stand.

The Sims 4 without any additional Mods is lacking in good gameplay for children, but thanks to the modding community, that is no longer. With this mod by Cepzid, players are able to open a Lemonade stand or bake sale stand with their children Sims.

They will profit off of running this functional stand while giving them something fun to do, especially when they aren’t busy with school and homework. Young Sims who have nothing to do on hot weekend days now have an entrepreneurial new task, if they are up to it!

Lemonade Stand/ Bake Sale Mod Features:

  • Sell lemonade or baked goods as a child Sim at the functional sale table. 
  • Purchase lemonade or baked goods and support the young entrepreneurs. 

Get the mod here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/functional-stand-72234357 


18. Piggy bank by Ravasheen

Store personal funds easily with the use of a piggy bank. 

Do your Sims seem to never have their own personal means of simoleon storage? If so, this mod will fix the issue at hand. Sims of all ages are able to have piggy banks by using this creation, allowing them to save up their money for whatever they may need. To make this mod even more interesting, Sims that have certain traits are able to steal from the piggy bank to take the money as their own. 

Piggy Bank Mod Features: 

  •  Let Sims of all ages own their own piggy bank where they can store their earned simoleons.
  • Sims with certain traits are able to steal from the piggy bank.

Get the mod here: https://ravasheen.com/download/in-your-safe-piggy-banks/ 


17. Family Therapy by adeepindigo

Add realism to the game through dealing with issues together. 

The Family Therapy Mod by adeepindigo adds realism to the game by allowing all members of the family to attend therapy for a number of reasons, from grief and family issues to mental health.

This mod allows Sims to grow in new and realistic ways, recognizing different aspects of life with a new therapy system. Sims are able to have an initial session and go from there, allowing them to have support through any hardships they may face. 

Family Therapy Mod Features: 

  • Sims can attend a number of different therapy types by using this mod, offering them support for a death in the family or for health related issues. 
  • Give Sims a more realistic depth that comes from this mod as they gain access to therapy, support groups, and new interactions. 

Get the mod here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/family-therapy-58262220 


16. Allowance by Scarlet

Kids and teens can now earn money for themselves.

Have you always found it lackluster at the fact that Sims are unable to earn allowance as children or teens? If so, download the allowance mod by Scarlet, explained brilliantly by LittleMsSam who has made all files for this mod easily downloadable. This mod allows older Sims to give younger Sims allowance on two days out of each week.

Allowance amounts are determined by the parents and by a number of other factors, such as traits and grades. Sims who receive allowance will have an allowance balance which they can access throughout their entire life, making it the perfect way for young Sims to save up for college or the future. 

Allowance Mod Features: 

  • Parents are able to administer allowance to younger Sims twice a week to children and teen Sims. 
  • Allowance balances are accessible at any point in a Sims life through a Sims phone, allowing them to develop a savings that can help them once they move out. 

Get the mod here: https://littlemssam.tumblr.com/post/644989810099077120/scarlets-mods-mas...(no%20specific%20time)  


15. Family and Youth Activities by adeepindigo

Take your families out for unforgettable bonding time.

This expansive mod by adeepindigo allows your Sim families to bond in all new ways with plenty of new rabbit hole activities. These activities are centered around spending time with the family and expanding extracurricular activities offered to children Sims, adding more ways for Sims to get out of the house.

Children Sims are able to attend school dances or join a science club among other things while the entire family is able to visit the carnival or the movies with this mod, so get your Sims out there for some family bonding time!

Family and Youth Activities Mod Features: 

  • Bring the family on plenty of new adventures that will bring them closer together while they spend their time having fun.
  • Join children Sims in more activities or allow them to visit activities where they can experience different events. 

Get the Mod here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/family-and-youth-48566149 


14. Better Elders by PimpMySims4

Elders are now playable thanks to this mod by PimpMySims4.

The Better elders mod by PimpMySims4 adds plenty of new gameplay for elders, bringing new social events, traits, and aspirations for elder Sims. This mod also allows elders to be more proficient members of their families with plenty of new social interactions such as spoiling their grandchildren or giving unsolicited advice.

If you are someone who wishes that the Sims 4 had much more gameplay revolving around the rather basic elders, then this mod will definitely give your gameplay an exciting new aspect of life. 

Better Elders Mod Features: 

  • Use plenty of new interactions that will make your elder Sims full of life and plan new social events that are elder-exclusive.
  • Expand gameplay by giving elder Sims new traits and aspirations. 

Get the mod here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/pimpmysims4-mod-50923528


13. Teen Exclusive Traits by Triplis

Add more depth to the high schoolers in your game.

This mod by Triplis adds 8 teen exclusive traits that give teenage Sims personalities like never before. There are plenty of different personality types that a teenage Sim can have using this mod, using traits such as “frenzied rebel” or “walking punchline”. While adding plenty of personality to teenage Sims, this mod also allows certain traits to be easily enjoyed or disliked by other teenage Sims with certain traits.

This adds plenty of real-life conflict to the game, which could be especially fun if you have the High School Years expansion Pack. If you are looking for a way to give teenage Sims more depth and realism while also giving them entertaining and cliche tropes, this mod will definitely be helpful.

Teen Exclusive Traits Mod Features: 

  • 8 new traits that allow your teenage Sims to have different types of personalities, giving their age more depth. 
  • Make friends and enemies based on certain traits that clash horribly or combine perfectly. 

Get the mod here: https://triplis.github.io/mods/teen-traits-pack.html 


12. Teens Gain Parenting Skill by LittleMsSam 

If you need a mod that allows teens to develop parenting skills, this one if for you.  

This mod by LittleMsSam not only allows for teen Sims to gain the parent skill, but also allows other family members to discipline children and teens. This adds plenty of family gameplay opportunities which can help teenage Sims prepare for parenthood while maintaining relationships with their siblings who they are parenting and/or disciplining.

It also adds realism to the family aspect of the game since other family members are able to discipline rather than only the parents. Using this mod with the Growing Together Expansion pack will surely provide some interesting Sim family drama. 

Teens Gain Parenting Skill Mod Features:

  • Allow teen Sims to develop their parenting skills before they become parents. 
  • Other family members such as grandparents, siblings, and aunts/uncles can administer discipline to children and teenage Sims. 

Get the mod here: https://littlemssam.tumblr.com/post/175409100748/parenting-skill-for-tee...


11. More Teen Aspirations by Ilkavelle

Add more aspiration options for teens.

Even with the High School Years expansion pack, teenage Sims do not have many options when it comes to choosing an aspiration. With this mod by Ilkavelle, four new aspirations are added for teenage Sims, so they can become even more diverse than HSY allows.

The aspirations that are included are the Prom royalty, Overachiever, Towards Independence, and Teenage Rebellion, all of which have different requirements for advancement. If you do not own the HSY expansion, do not worry; as there is also an option to download a version that is base game compatible. 

More Teen Aspirations Mod Features: 

  • Four new unique Sim aspirations that are exclusively for teenage Sims, expanding their gameplay.
  • Complete your Sims aspiration on time and get all new reward traits that will be with your Sim forever. 

Get the mod here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/teen-aspirations-71147196 


10. MC Command Center by deaderpool

Take God mode to a whole new level. 

Although the MC Command Center is amazing for many purposes in the game such as keeping the worlds organized and managing populations, This multi-purpose mod has so much more than just overall world controls. This mod also allows players to set an Inheritance amount that Sims who pass away can leave to their loved ones, allows players to collect child support, and even allows them to add more Sims to their household.

So whether you want your Sims to argue with their siblings about the inheritance or if you want your Sim to live with their 20 in laws, this mod is a perfect way to bring family drama into The Sims 4.

MC Command Center Mod Features:

  • Control your Sims world from the ease of a panel that allows you to adjust different types of settings.
  • Leave Inheritance, Collect Child Support, or have a household of more than 8 Sims. 

Explore the plentiful features by this mod and make your game perfectly fitting for your entertainment. 

Get the mod here: https://deaderpool-mccc.com/#/releases 


9. Inherited Aspiration Trait by Vicky Sims 

Who doesn't love a little bit of genetic inheritance? 

This simple-yet-efficient mod allows Sims to have inherited aspiration traits that are passed down from their parents. This is beneficial since it adds depth to the gameplay with genetics, allowing children in the game to be more like their parents. Vicky Sims has other mods that are also related to genetics, so check out their page to add additional realism to the game. 

Inherited Aspiration Trait Mod Features: 

  • Sims can inherit traits from their parents, allowing genetics to become a more crucial role in having a child. 

Get the mod here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/58013721 


8. Child Prodigies by JaneSimsten

Children will excel more than ever before with this mod. 

The Child Prodigies mod by JaneSimsten allows your Sims to reach for the stars at a young age by aspiring towards music or art as children. This mod brings a new element of gameplay with new aspirations and rabbithole events, such as musical competitions that teens and children can compete in.

Sims are also able to join the new music class that comes with this mod, bringing another afterschool activity to the game. This mod does require the XML Injector which can be installed from Scumumbo’s website: https://scumbumbomods.com/xml-injector.

Child Prodigies Mod Features:

  • Allow your Sims to dream big and chase the stars at a young age, helping them advance in life later.
  • Become a musical or artistic prodigy and join the music club or attend competitions. 

Get the mod here: https://modthesims.info/d/667008/child-prodigies-bundle.html 


7. Private School by adeepindigo

Do you have what it takes to get your Sim into private school?

If you are a long time fan of The Sims franchise, then you will definitely appreciate this mod by adeepindigo that allows Sims to go to private school in their years of growth. This mod alludes to The Sims 2 and the private school, which was insanely hard to get into unless your Sims bribed the headmaster or was just really, really smart. Find out if your Sim is smart enough to get into the private school by inviting the headmaster today!

Private School Mod Features: 

  • Add the private school to your game and relive the experience of trying to get your children into the elite school. 
  • Socialize with the headmaster and impress them to gain entry or bribe them to let your child into the school. 

Get the mod here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/simston-private-72963851 


6. Live in Business by LittleMsSam

Open a number of businesses from the comfort of your home.

The Live-In-Business mod is amazing for all ages of the family since it allows Sims to run a nightclub, gym, and cafe, among other options. One of the more family related options that is reminiscent of the Sims 3 is the live-in daycare, which allows your Sims to run a daycare from their home. The last time this was possible was in The Sims 3 Generations, so it can be fun to take a road down memory lane by bringing this revamped version of the career to the game.

Not only can you bring back that amazing aspect of The Sims to your gameplay but also run plenty of other businesses from home, making this mod amazing for all players. 

Live in Business mod Features: 

  • Open a new business from your home and bring in customers that will make money for your Sims. 
  • Open a Bar, Nightclub, Gym, Cafe, and more using this mod, all from the comfort of your home. 

Get the mod here: https://littlemssam.tumblr.com/post/175413151383/live-in-business-this-m...


5. Foster Family by LittleMsSam

Be a part of the foster system with this amazingly heartwarming mod. 

If your Sims are generous and want to help children and pets who do not have families, the Foster Family mod by LittleMsSam will surely boost your gaming experience. This mod allows Simmers to turn their household into a foster family and take in children or pets through the foster system, helping to raise them while searching for a family where they will be happy.

This mod is fun and adds a different type of gameplay to the Sims that has never existed before, adding plenty of new family gameplay. The storytelling possibilities are endless with this mod that allows unconventional families to come together. This mod also requires the XML Injector, so be sure to download: https://scumbumbomods.com/xml-injector 

Foster Family mod features: 

  • Sims are able to join the foster system so they can help raise children and pets in need of a home. 
  • New interactions and a new lot trait that helps this mod bring a new aspect of family gameplay.
  • Families will receive pay for participating in the foster program.

Get the mod here: https://www.curseforge.com/sims4/mods/foster-family 


4. Realistic Childbirth by PandaSama

If you want your Sims to have a more realistic pregnancy, this mod is for you. 

If you love both realistic and family gameplay, then this mod will likely become your next favorite. The Realistic Birth mod by PandaSama allows Sims to choose their method of child delivery, lets them choose who comes with them to the hospital for the birth of their child, and even allows them to  keep in touch with their obstetrician.

This mod pairs well with the family based additions to the game such as Growing Together and Parenthood, bringing more realism to the way the childbirth process is handled. 

Realistic Childbirth Mod Features: 

  • Allows the player to choose their Sims method of birth.
  • Allows pregnant Sims to keep in touch with their obstetrician, ask for an epidural, and work out on a yoga ball. 
  • Adds plenty of additional gameplay for pregnant Sims, enhancing overall family gameplay. 

Get the mod here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/realistic-mod-63905668 


3. Pre-Teens by adeepindigo

Unlock the awkward stage of life that The Sims always leaves out.

This mod by adeepindigo adds another life stage that is during the teenage years of a Sim, introducing pre-teens. This mod makes the game more realistic and allows Sims to grow in a way that doesn’t make them jump from 8 to 16 overnight, adding a much needed depth to the game. Pre-teens face different problems than teens, such as body odors and getting through middle school.

This mod adds a hygiene system for all ages as well as a rabbit hole that can send your new pre-teens to middle school. To make them more like children, pre-teens are not allowed to use romantic interactions and are also shorter than regular teens, letting them experience the awkward phase of life in all of its bliss. This mod is also compatible with High School years, which will allow pre-teens to attend High School if they don’t want to go to school separately from their older siblings. 

Pre-Teens Mod Features: 

  • A new age that is added during a Sims teenage years that allows pre-teens. 
  • A simple hygiene system that is added to the game, accessible by Sims of all ages. This system brings deodorant, lotion, and body spray to the game. 
  • Attend Middle School separate from High School with one version of the mod or attend classes along high-schoolers with the Junior High School version. 

Get the mod here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/preteen-mod-68081625 


2. Education Overhaul by adeepindigo

Learn better and learn more with this expansive mod.

The Education Overhaul mod by adeepindigo is the ultimate way to upgrade the school system in your game. This overhaul is effective not only for students but for older Sims as well, allowing them to enter the K-12 education career or attend parent teacher conferences.

This mod adds plenty of gameplay by including new interactions, randomly assigned school projects, and the option to enroll toddlers in preschool; where they will advance in all of their toddler skills for 7 hours straight. If your Sims game needs a little more spice added to the education system, add this mod and get to learning!

Education Overhaul Mod Features: 

  • Adds a more realistic K-12 education system that includes preschool for toddlers, new interactions for children and teens, and an education career for older Sims. 
  • Allows parents to pay more attention to their children’s grades and school progress with teacher-parent conferences and through  different school activities. 

Get the mod here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/57925314


1. Relationship and Pregnancy Overhaul by Lumpinou 

Everything just got way more realistic.

The Relationship and Pregnancy Overhaul mod by Lumpinou adds several new options that are related to love and family, bringing a much more satisfying relationship system, woohoo health system, and pregnancy system. In this mod, relationship and pregnancy options become vast, expanding on gameplay for all Sims. This mod adds teen pregnancies, A new woohoo system that makes intimacy more realistic, and an adoption system that allows you to adopt out your children to another family in the world.

This mod also adds a dating app that Sims can use as well as different relationship and pregnancy preferences, allowing them to declare if they want children, marriage, or a serious relationship. This mod is one of the most effective mods for overall realistic gameplay with all that it brings to the table and is sure to entertain any player for hours on end. 

Relationship and Pregnancy Overhaul Mod Features: 

  • Use the new dating app that is part of the mod to meet new Sims and declare if you are meeting them to hookup or to become friends. 
  • Explore WooHoo health and discover WTD’s (WooHoo Transmitted Diseases… Gross!), different forms of protection, and different relationship dynamics.
  • Deal with many new family trials, from teenage pregnancies to adopting out a child that your Sim is unable to support.

Get the mod here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/75983577

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