Stuck Childhood Phases Fix

Allows childhood phases to end normally if they get stuck during rotational play.


Normally, when a chid or teenager enters a phase, a hidden buff is placed on the sim, along with a countdown timer that lasts for a maximum of three sim days. After that time has passed (or if your sim parents have encouraged them to do actions that reduce the length of the phase), then it should go away.

A bug can happen if you play households in a rotational playstyle, meaning you like to switch between different families and households, instead of just sticking with one family all the time (such as in legacy playstyle).

If a child or a teen has a phase, and you switch away to play a different household and their phase timer comes to an end while they weren’t the active household, then the phase trait might not have been removed properly, and that child or teen stays in a state where the phase is permanently stuck on them until they age up and it gets removed during the age transition.

You can read more about this bug on EA Answers HQ: Teens/Kids getting stuck in phases on rotational play. If you have this issue, be sure to visit the bug thread and click the “Me Too” button.

This mod adds a trigger on the phase trait, so that it automatically reapplies the hidden phase buff to the child or teen when they become the actively played household again. This restarts the hidden phase timer – so you should keep on playing that child/teen’s household until the phase ends. This should take around a maxium of three sim days or sooner if you perform parenting actions that encourage the phase to end sooner.


  • This mod is for players who own Parenthood game pack on PC/Mac.
  • The mod rewrites the tuning files for childhood phase traits. If you have any other mods that change the same tuning files, they may clash with this mod.

Downloading and installing the mod

Download the mod package file and place it in your Mods folder for The Sims 4, found in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods.

You can check the compatibility with the latest game update on the mod status overview page.

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2 thoughts on “Stuck Childhood Phases Fix”

  1. hello, when i have childhood stage traits there is error message if i move to high school prom. can you test it? thank you so much

    Last Module Called:
    Last Function Called: _remove_buffs
    Error message: [manus] sim_info_manager failed to handle zone unload due to exception (KeyError: 164763), CategoryID: trait_tracker:1061

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