How to Create a Parent Account and Set Up a Family Account

On this page you will find details on how to create a parent account, as well as details of how to set up a family account.


All users require a Sumdog account with their own unique username and password in order to login and access their accounts.


A Sumdog parent account is recommended for users who are:

  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Guardians
  • Tutors
  • Homeschoolers


Each parent account acts as a manager account for the family. Basically — you’re the boss. Don’t worry though, it’s simple to set up and manage your family account.


The name of the family account will be based on the last name of the parent account responsible for establishing the family account. You can edit your family name later if you’re bored of being Family Smith and want to be Family Awesome instead. Find out more details on editing family names here.


A family account allows you to add children, and invite other family members and parent accounts to link with the family. 


You can have up to 10 student accounts and four parent accounts linked as part of the same family.


How to get started with your family account:

Step1: Register for your Sumdog parent account here.

Enter your email address, and then add a secure password for your account login.

Your last name will initially be used as the name of your family account. 

We recommend registering an email address that gives you ease of access in case you need to retrieve account information later. 

Before you finish creating your account you will need to agree to Sumdog’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Make sure you read through and understand these policies, then tick the box to confirm. Please feel free to contact us if there’s anything you’re concerned about. 

To create your account simply click ‘Sign up’ on the bottom right of the page.


Step 2: A confirmation email will be sent to the registered email address. 

This email is to confirm you are the account owner, and that you have access to the email address registered with the account.

This email will include a verification link which must be verified within 14 days of submission. If the account is not verified within 14 days the registration will be void and the account will be deleted.

Step 3: Confirm and validate your account by simply clicking on the link in the email. Alternatively you can copy and paste the web address into your browser and navigate directly to the page.

Step 4: Once you have confirmed and validated your account, you will now be able to log into your parent account using the email and password you submitted. 

Your email address is the username for your account.


The next step is to add your children to your family. You can find out more about how to do that here.


You are now also able to invite other family members to create a parent account, which can then be linked to your family. You can find out more about how to create a parent account and link it to an existing family account here.



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