If Nightlife or later is installed, turn-ons and turn-offs are also assigned at this point.However, if the "age NPCs" feature of Free Time is used to age a child townie to a teen, the player will not be able to choose that Sim's aspiration, turn-ons and turn-off. Teens are not included in the console games based on The Sims 2, The Sims Bustin' Out, and The Sims Medieval.
However, a teen dating another teen who ages up into a young adult will remain listed as their boyfriend or girlfriend, but romantic interactions between them will be disabled until the other teen has also aged up.
Teens may also gain and potentially fulfill an early lifetime wish during this stage in the same manner as child Sims, though the player is not required to assign them lifetime wishes until they age up into young adults.
Teens have four trait slots that the player can fill in; they add one trait when they age up.
If University is installed, the player has the option to send a teen to college, where they will first live as a young adult; otherwise they will skip ahead to the adult stage.
In The Sims 2 and The Sims Stories, when a child becomes a teenager, their aspiration can be chosen by the player.