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Trait Family-Oriented
Family-Oriented is a lifestyle trait in The Sims 3. The trait conflicts with the Dislikes Children trait, and is first available at childhood.

Family-Oriented Sims make great parents. They have big families and enjoy being surrounded by their children.


  • Family-Oriented Sim's interactions with family members will have better results.
  • These Sims enjoy tending to the needs of babies and toddlers more than other Sims, even if it means a bit (or a lot) of stress.
  • A Sim is better at teaching toddler skills like learning how to walk, talk, and use the potty chair, than other Sims without the trait. They can complete these 50% faster.
  • Sims have better starting relationships with family members.
  • Sims write better children's books than others.
  • They are more likely to succeed in the Daycare profession, same with the Nurturing trait[TS3:G].
  • Sims who have this trait will generally look after their children.
  • Family-Oriented Sims may receive wishes to have many children.

Unlocked InteractionsEdit

  • 'Talk about Family' social interaction is available.
  • If there are children on the lot, Family-Oriented Sims can "Coo Over Children" with other adult Sims.

Player NotesEdit

  • Sims often wish to have children and grandchildren.
  • Family-Oriented Sims enjoy doing laundry.[TS3:A]
  • Family-Oriented Sims train and teach toddler skills faster than other Sims.
  • Family-Oriented Sims are better at tutoring children and teens, which will make their school performance increase faster.

Related Lifetime WishesEdit

  • Surrounded by Family

Related traitsEdit

Family-Oriented SimsEdit

Nick Alto, Morgana Wolff, Geoffrey Landgraab.

See also Category:Family-oriented Sims

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