Should kids play the sims?

So I have kind of a weird question. I play the sims 4 and recently my 10 year old daughter has been wanting to play. I don’t have an issue with this but she recently asked me how they had babies because she wanted to create her own family. now if you play the sims 4, you know how babies are made and I’m torn. I mean, she knows in real life where babies come from but like… what do I do?

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Help a mama out and respond anonymously on our forum. Should kids play the sims?

It’s a game? I know my Sims game blurred everything. If she already knows where they come from, what’s the issue?

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Tell her. She’s ten and asking YOU.

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At 10 years old, she should know how babies are made. You need to tell her before she hears completely wrong information from a friend.

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She can also adopt over the phone and computer.

But, I agree with a comment above. If it’s blurred, and she knows where they come from, what’s the issue?

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It’s blurred and you can’t see anything. It just says “try for baby” in the game. If she knows where babies come from in real life anyway, I don’t see the issue. I played Sims that young and didn’t really think much about it

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I played it at her age, and I still do at 27. It’s not graphic and it’s a part of life. She should already know how babies are conceived and born.

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So what’s the big deal? You said she already knows right so and the images are blurred so it’s not like she going to see two fake people having sex. To be honest it sounds like you haven’t really told her much about how babies made so

My daughter is 9 and doesn’t know where babies are from yet. It’s definitely your choice. Might open of questions so be ready.

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I started playing Sims 1 when I was only 8. Back then they had a heart shaped vibrating bed and I had no idea what it meant or what it did but I thought it was the coolest thing. Sims 4 is a bit more advanced but when my son saw them woo-hooing he thought they were only kissing under the sheets. Kids are innocent until they begin learning things in school honestly. There’s no harm in being honest with your daughter and telling her how babies are made and where they come from. I personally feel like honesty with our children nowadays is more important because they learn things and do things much earlier than that ever use to. My 9 year old son is allowed to play it but he mostly likes to just create his own house and decorate it how he likes. If you’re truly not wanting her to know how babies are made just have her adopt the baby.

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If she knows where babies come from already what’s the issue?
It’s not like it pornographic or detailed in the game

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I would let mine play, but I was younger than 10 when I first started playing. The funnest part for me was designing and building a house.

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Let her play the game lmao.

Show her how to adopt them lol

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My 9 year old son wants to play this so bad. But we have had a 14+ age range on it! But I think should be based on the child’s maturity and what you feel as a parent

I don’t see the problem. It’s not explicit, everything is blurred so shouldn’t be an issue

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Too much on IPads and phones

Tell her. She’s gonna find out sooner later from her friends or possibly school.

buy her gta 5, then giving her the sims wont seem so bad

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I played sims growing up, it doesn’t show them actually doing anything it just shows the bed jumping and stuff. I never thought anything about it lol I was just excited my virtual family was growing lol

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It’s just a game, but you gotta not be afraid of providing her with information. Shielding her will only hurt or hinder her.

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I’ve been playing since I was 7 or 8 :woman_shrugging:t2: my 5 yr old likes playing with me and she just thinks they’re hiding under the cover. But it’s up to you what your kids can and can’t play.

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she’s 10 and doesn’t know how babies are made? she due to start her period at any point and yall out here playing clueless.

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Show her how to adopt a baby. Tell her for now that’s the only way

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let her play it, it is a kids game,
making babies and where babies come from is all part of life, and shouldnt be hidden,
especially at her age.
having babies is a small part of the game,

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If she knows where babies come from then what’s the issue?
The sims aren’t having sex, there is nothing to see. From a technical perspective they disappear under the covers, the bed makes some movement animations and boom. I played the sims 2 when I was little, it was far more raunchy than the sims 4. It had no effect on me, I just liked having little families.

I’ve been playing the Sims 2 since I was 7 years old and was never confused about that sort of thing. All I learned was that the Woohoo button= babies. Now I’m 25 and play the Sims 4 and am obsessed :sweat_smile: My 6 and 9 year-old fosters love it

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Create *real life experiences for yourself & your daughter … Screen stuff isn’t real :woman_shrugging:t3::tipping_hand_woman:t3:

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Teach her how to adopt?!? It’s a game and she’s 10. I would hope she has the gist of where babies come from already that hearts above the bed and all that isn’t gonna traumatize her.

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She’s 10 and you haven’t had that conversation yet?

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Adoption is a wonderful thing lol

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my 13 year old has been playing sims since she was maybe 9

Edit family or create and move them in if adoption isn’t available

I’ve been playing sims 2 and up since I was 4😂 so yea I’d let my kids play lol

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These questions have got to be a fucking joke.

It is one of the more innocent games with lots of add on’s that are educational, look into it more and pick and choose what you want to get her.

as long as you don’t have wicked whims or violent death mods its pretty safe

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It’s not like you see them physically having sex. They disappear under the blankets for a second then pop back out. It’s not like a porno. You said she already knows where babies come from. I’m failing to see the dilemma here.

I’ve been playing since I was 18. Had all the expansion packs up until sims 4. Got a couple. With 3 kids I’ve created my own sims family it’s hard to find time anymore. :rofl: plus I hate having babies in 4. I loved having a big family but struggle keeping one toddler alive. The babies starving and the mothers exhausted she keeps falling asleep. Lol. One time had the mom hire a sitter and when she was at work, I was there at her job, child services took her daughter for being neglected. :woman_facepalming:

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Offer to do that part for her while telling her to is not something she needs to see.

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If she already knows then whats the harm? Also you can adopt children in sims 4

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I mean… it blocks them together so she won’t actually see anything like body parts. All she will know is it takes 2 adults. And love. I would let her play. In my opinion it’s a good , I guess you can say “ice breaker” for the whole situation.
Plus if you play it, she’s obviously going to want to. Don’t make it an issue cus then it could be an issue.
But all in all, go with your gut. She’s your kid so what you think is best.
Goodluck🌺

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It literally doesn’t show anything and honestly she probably knows that babies come from moms and dads. It’s a fun game let her play there is also so much other stuff you do in the game. You can also just create kids in the game they don’t have to do the dirty

My daughter is 8 and she’s plays it, I much prefer her playing that to Roblox! She has learnt that to have nice things you have to go out to work to bring money home and lots of other useful life skills! She thinks they are having a smooch when they try for a baby as all you see is them in bed with duvet over and lots of love hearts. She’s fine with it and hasn’t asked any weird or awkward questions! X

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Eh, I played around that age & I turned out okay. :rofl::rofl:

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How old were you when you first started playing the Sims? I was in probably 2nd or 3rd grade myself.

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Yes my 10 year old daughter plays it, she also plays fortnite and GTA 5

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They literally go under the covers, you don’t see anything inappropriate at all.

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I played sims for years lol it doesn’t matter

I played it at that age

Tell her in a way that she can understand

Explain to your daughter how babies are made, you don’t have to get into deep details. My daughter’s 10 and knows how it works. These conversations should start early so she’s comfortable enough talking to you about these things later in life :relaxed:

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Eh my kids all played the Sims… just explained what woo-woo means and that it’s not really like that. Besides, she’s 10…she needs to start learning about this stuff in a healthy way.

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My kids played it and they mostly created families

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That’s so strange
My 10 year old son just asked me the two same things.

I started playing around that age. Don’t worry, she will get past the “making baby” stage quick when she realizes how much work babies are in the game. Lol

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I think 10 is old enough for a brief talk about where babies come from. I think I was around that age maybe a little younger.

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They don’t see anything. It’s blurred out so it’s not like they’re watching a porno. Let her play

It’s rated t for teen

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I think shell be fine let her play

They just go under the blankets, wrestle a little and then fall asleep after the fireworks show… :laughing:

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Just let her play. I was young when I first played it and she probably already has an inkling from other kids. You don’t see anything. Just let her have fun or if you’re that concerned then use the adoption option.

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It does not graphically show anything you just choose have wohoo and sometimes they’re pregnant after. The game shows this as pixelated. I think it’s a great game for kids to play because it is remarkably like real life and that you have to get to know people to get them to like you And actions plus personality traits all have consequences.

Get her to adopt !! Or have the talk ahaha

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