Top Ten Most Annoying Things Parents Enforce


The Top Ten

1 No social media

I can't have any media accounts but everyone else can.

I swear that I'm THE ONLY PERSON IN MY FAMILY that's not allowed to have social media accounts:

Nearly everyone in my family has a Facebook. Dad wants one and my mom gives him permission to have one. However I ask for one and my mom says no.

My 9 year old cousin has a YouTube account. I ask my mom for one and she says no.

This is so unfair! >:(

OH MY GOSH. So my parents barely even let me have an instagram and they monitored my account all the time. (I stopped using instagram.) and I hate it because I have to hide all my other social medias. WHY can't THEY JUST TRUST ME

I used to have an account on each famous website...but when my parents saw what I was watching and liking (which happened to be anti-Christian stuff) they deleted them all and told me that I am now a demon from the lowest depths of hell itself.

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2 Getting off your electronics at a certain time

No. I game really hard. And I have dogs. So there

My parents don't understand that the only time I feel calm is when I'm with my phone or at school. My step-dad especially doesn't understand that the cause of all my stress (and recent anxiety attack) is because he yells at me everyday for doing nothing to deserve it. I was going to rewrite my essay and he told me I had an hour to do it. My brain kind of just stopped so I couldn't write anything down. He yelled at me, threatemed to slap me before I started crying (again, it's already been a stressful day. He doesn't need to keep adding onto it). Went to bed without dinner since I lost my appetite and I'm too uncomfortable to tell my mom my true feelingss since she's only nice to me when that demon of steo-dad is gone...

My life is constantly filled with stress, and electronics are my main distraction from all the stress of life. My parents don't get this, though. Actually, now that I think about it, no electronics is the only punishment my parents ever give me.

For a month and a half they wouldn't let me on my electronics. - njalabi63989

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3 Being "too old" for certain things

Yeah that's true when my dad caught us watching a certain Nick Jr show he says it's for babies but we're just watching it only for our childhood memories and not to act like babies. AGEIST DAD.

You're never too old for anything. You can be too young for things but not old.

I wanted to play some kiddie games before I hit high school but my parents were always "no you're too old for it" - codgtamk34

Thank GOSH my parents like Looney Tunes... in fact, Looney Tunes isn't just not just for kids, but has several inappropriate material like uncensored Russian Roulette, how many times you can shoot a duck and pro-LGBT messages. - Maddox121

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4 Bed time

Ugh! I hate it! My lazy, stubborn, strict father always says " if you're not in bed by 9:00, the only thing that'll be in your room is your bed" I looked at him like what, and I wanted to yell at him SOOO BADLY! Like if someone stepped on your foot purposely like 20 thousand times, THAT BADLY! I mean I wake up before them in the morning, and I'm rarely tired during the day - Movado111

When I was in high school my mom made me go to bed at 9 PM

They just want you to get enough sleep! Scientifically proven results of getting enough sleep: Better health, better mood, lower risk of injury, better weight control, clearer thinking, and a better memory! - ReadKotLC

My enforced bedtime used to be 8:30 when I was a kid but luckily my parents don't care anymore - Ajkloth

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5 No cursing

My dad and stepmom don't care if I cuss, but my mom and stepdad ALWAYS target me for it and I hate it, they tell me not to but I do it anyway because I enjoy cussing and having a foul mouth

And worse! If they say these words are bad too:

Shut up

These are not bad words! They're just words we say as we grow up!

I'm not allowed to swear yet my parents constantly "s***" and my sister and cousins are allowed to say the words "dar*" and "a**"

They tell you not to play explicit music and t there then they do

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6 Treating the younger ones better

This is totally obvious. My younger sister gets money on her high school graduation. When I graduated high school, I got NOTHING at all. When my sister and cousins do bad stuff, they are immediately forgiven, but when I made one TINY minor mistake, my parents yell at me and act like it's the end of the world. MY cousins get 20+ "happy birthday" messages every year. My sister gets at least 5 every year (she has friends), I only get a maximum of 3 per year. If I get 4 or 5, I am considered extremely lucky that year. This is just a small sample of my life...

My big sister seems to live under stricter rules than me, and it kind of sucks to hear my father telling her off for something I'd get away with.

It just seems like they're pedophiles because they treat younger brothers or sisters like presidents, and they're forcing me to do the same thing. - WhatAreWeHaving4Lulz

My little sister and brother are always spoiled by my dad but for some reason I'm always ignored. - NeptuneWater

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7 No expressing your emotions

When I get scared, mad, feel pain, or is hurt, I want to cry. When I get very angry, I want to scream and yell in another room, vent, and punch and hit pillows and other soft objects, but my mom won’t let me and insists that I keep my feelings hidden >:(

8 Making you clean your room

My mom makes me wipe down my entire room EVERY SINGLE WEEK.

I agree with my parents at this one. I always make my bed in the morning and I hate when things getbout of order in my room. I usually put the things I used to the place where they belong, so I can find them. - LeaPurple2003

I meant "get out". - LeaPurple2003

What's the point of making my bed if nobody goes down to my room and I'm just going to get back in it that night - Randomator

9 No being in the same room with members of opposite gender

Most parents think we'll have sex we 90% of the time we won't. I I'm 15, I had a girl in my freshman class come to my house to work on a history project, she spent the night with me, my parents were out of the house for the night. NOTHING HAPPENED. WE EVEN SLEPT IN THE SAME BED, NOTHING HAPPENED. I will admit she is actually pretty hot, but I knew better - RustyNail

Yup. Once I had a birthday party, and my friend and his twin sister stayed with me. I admit, she was hot, but who cares. I knew better than to kiss her. - PizzaGuy

When I was 14, I was hanging out with this boy and he held my hand. And then mom said, "You shouldn't hold hand hands with a BOY! " Really mom? What if I fall down a cliff? You expect my friend to let my hand go?

I mean really to a certain extent this is a good rule but when I am at my friend's house, her mom doesn't let us close the door to her room with her SEVEN YEAR OLD BROTHER in there.

! Ikr? Like, I have a friend the opposite gender of me, (I'm a girl.) and my grandpa won't even let me go into the bedroom with him just to see something in there! (I have to admit, he's kinda hot.) Like, come on, IT'S STUPID! My grandpa literally thinks we are gonna have sex in the room together, when we're both only 12 YEARS OLD! What is wrong with parents?! - XxDJPartyGirl1034xX

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10 No wearing certain clothes

My mom won't let me wear tank tops, yet she lets my cousins and sister wear them. She says it because it exposes my hairy armpits

Well, wearing revealing clothing is an invitation for a rapist.

This is totally okay with me. If parents don't want you to wear something there is definitely a good reason. I agree with everything they say about this 100%. Modesty is important and why would you want to walk around looking like a walking billboard? - ReadKotLC

I wanted to wear a turquoise shirt with a red background for picture day then my mom got so MAD. She made me change my background to purple :( - Wolfpelt

Picturing that in my head right now, I can tell you that turquoise and red clash horribly, and purple is a much better fit. However, I'm 100% on your side on the yelling thing. She had no right to yell at you and should've calmly explained it to you like a normal person - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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The Contenders

11 No video games on school days

This happened to me in the 2nd grade only because of ONE bad day for the rest of the year - codgtamk34

They think that video game make me stupid.

This was house rule in my family. I wasn't even allowed to play them during inservice days in the middle of the week!

I rarely get access to video games on school days ever since 6th Grade. If you want to play games you have to wait until Saturday and Sunday. That's stupid and the dumbest idea EVER!

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12 Extreme frugality

My parents are Asian and are very cheap. My mom reuses brown paper lunch bags for WEEKS, and my dad thinks that a $1 box of crayons is too expensive.

13 Letting your younger sibling get the better pick

They just spoil their sisters. Both olders and youngers are equal. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Oh yea it is awful - assassin23

14 Telling you to do something you're uncomfortable with

Last September I was at a wedding and my mom told me to change into formal wear while my aunt was in the same room as me (I'm female). I prefer changing in privacy.

15 Making you write thank you notes after holidays

Luckily we don't need to do this. Just telling them (either in person or by phone) or sending an email is fine.

Can't you just say thank you in person? Also who the hell mails letters anymore? - Randomator

Ikr all I say is like hi and its very awkward - top10epic

16 Have to eat all your food

My dad grounded me for not eating all my spaghetti. But I don't eat a lot and at least I'm not fat :'(

This is nothing to do with the topic but it's about food, every Saturday we buy McDonald's and buy chicken selects and fries but for some reason mom keeps yanking out my chips so annoying!

My parents don't force me to eat my food. By the way, I eat all of my food mostly, unless it doesn't taste bad. My parents say if I don't like the food, then I don't have to eat it.

Then they get on at you about being overweight.

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17 Not allowed to date until a certain age

Its weird when parents say you have to be married first before you date. You have to date before marrying!

Asian parents won't let their kids date till they're married

Dating is so overrated! Early relationships are also just based on looks, not true attitude. It is better to date when we are older, more mature and have a better understanding of love. - MChkflaguard_Yt

I actually made up my "not dating until 15" policy, not my parents. - RiverClanRocks

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18 Show us what you're doing

Hypocrites. They don't let me see what they're doing (and like hell I'd want to), but they don't respect my privacy - codgtamk34

Aka "Let us have complete control over your accounts and know everything you do online! Hope you're still sane after this! " The first (and last) time my mom enforced this rule, my Google account was deleted and so were all my videos, all because she couldn't handle me swearing on the internet. I'm sneakier now, but still. I also had her force me to remove my best friend (and only friend) from my Google contacts list one time, over a prank where I told my friend I got a virus on my laptop and couldn't use the internet, and was sending the message from my mom's phone. Needless to say, I'm pretty sure I lost my sanity from that. I literally went from using my laptop in front of everyone, not caring about what they thought of the sites I was on, to being paranoid of people opening my door when I use my laptop, even when all I'm doing is watching Equestria Girls for the 47th time. She'll also think I'm hiding things, even if there's proof that I'm NOT hiding things. So yeah. Sorry for the ...more

Even worse, my parents SPY ON ME over my shoulder whenever I'm on the internet!

19 Only texting a certain amount

Once my dad texted me and my mom thought that I was the one doing the texting :(

So true my mum tells me off about it but then she spends half an hour on the phone herself for 1 bloody call. Then they goo on about how I'm to engrossed in electronics and how its changing my attitude it is so bloody annoying.

You think this is bad? Try not even HAVING a phone. All I'd want it for is keeping in contact with friends and family, and that's it! - Garythesnail

Come on! Don't be jealous because it didn't exist when you were a kid. - ToptenPizza

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20 They take you to school even though you are sick and don't feel well

I went to school with a fever DOZENS of times. Just took some tylenol in the morning before leaving and I'm good to go for the day

I tell my grandpa I don't feel good, that I feel like throwing up. And all he says is this... "Aw, your fine, you're going 2 school." Sometimes he lets me stay home when I feel the same. I go to school feeling like puking all just for an "education" *facepalm* - XxDJPartyGirl1034xX

Whenever I feel like I have a soar throat they will still take me

Once when I was little I said I felt sick but my parents didn't believe me. But they took me home because I was whining. Five minutes later I literally threw up all over the floor.

So yeah. - Lunala

21 Going to church/mosque/temple/synagogue but you are atheist/humanist

This isn't a problem, I'm Christian and love being with God at Church - Swiftdawn

I'm an atheist and my parents don't take me to church and even when I before became an atheist - Kevinsidis

My cousins, sister and I are atheists but we go to a Buddhist temple to pray around Chinese New Year sometimes. We actually like going there because a vegetarian meal is served afterwards and we all like to eat

Can be annoying to go to Church but is for god sake - TheTopTenVoter

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22 They don't let go outside in the rain because "you are going to get sick"

My parents say the EXACT SAME thing, but they also think that if I go out in THE COLD, WINDY DAYS, AND SNOW, I will get sick, EVEN IF I WAS IN 3-4 LAYERS!

You don't get sick by being in the damn cold you get it by you contracting the virus

For my parents it’s ALL inclement weather, not just the rain

Parent's know science and biology and they pretend they are the smartest around, but they don't let you do this - TheTopTenVoter

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23 The oldest child is automatically responsible for everything

An angry dad comes to the living room looking at me? Did you broke my guitar? Me looking all annoyed...
Me saying no it was my little brother... Dad saying (Are you lying? ) Me saying: NO! If you're lying, you are the son of the Saitan, tell me the truth... Me rolling my eyes facepalming saying I did... My dad about to punch me on the face but I blocked his crappy punch. I responded, so you're telling me that I'm a liar? AND YOU'RE TELLING ME TO TELL THE TRUTH BY SIMPLY LYING? Dad saying, are you calling me a liar? I don't lie. Me saying, excuse me? You said to tell the truth and my first 2 responses are true, but the third response is a lie that you said "tell the truth" Young man, I am tired of arguing with you. You need to accept my response and none of this will ever happen, father - BigFatNoob

I am the oldest child in my family, don't get me wrong, I love all of them. But I always get blamed for things I didn't even do! What is up with that? I mean, what if this happened:
Little brother: knocks over vase or something fragile and it breaks
Dad: runs into room and yell asks who did it.
Me: It was {little brother}!
Me: I am!
Dad: You're grounded!

And another thing: They are always telling you that if you tell the truth they will not be mad, and then 2 seconds later, you are grounded.

(Also, how do you post multiple comments? )

My sister does something bad, I get the blame. When my cousins whine and cry, it’s my fault for not letting them have their way. Parents argue, they say it was because of me. My relatives are mad or upset or embarrassed, it’s because I caused it.


24 No earrings till a certain age

My ears got pierced when I was 5 but I'm almost 12 now and they won't let me get a second lot and a girl I know who is 10 has THREE! - nope234

So...I got my earrings when I was 6. Why? Cause my parents thought I looked ugly without them.

For girls, Yeah I ain't not a girl but I guess baby girls get holes inn their ears for earing - TheTopTenVoter

Just let me get them I didn't get mine until I was 8 my friends had them when they were 5 - ToptenPizza

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25 Not watching TV at a certain time

When my dad is watching sports I can't watch YouTube on the Fire Stick.

Good grief does it matter! - ToptenPizza

I'm not letting ANYONE confine my space and time - Ananya

My mom won’t let me watch CERTAIN T.V. SHOWS at certain times. For example when I want to watch paranormal shows and horror movies, she only allows me to watch them during the day and not at night

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26 No Junk Food

My mom makes me eat a toddler-sized portion of food for lunch, and then she would not let me eat any snacks during the afternoon, even if I get really hungry. I am 26.

So sometimes I have absolutely no choice but to starve myself to extremes until dinner (which is around 7-8 PM) :(

27 No eating snacks 2 hours before dinner

My mom will force me to eat a 1-2 yr old's portion of junk as a snack, even if I am super hungry. I am only allowed to eat a child's portion of food for lunch. I'm not allowed larger portions than that.

Sometimes she will not allow snacks AT ALL...

I usually have absolutely no choice but to starve myself. Sometimes I try to eat them without her noticing, but then she eventually finds out and I get in trouble.

I am 26, yet she forces me to eat like a 2 year old/preschooler for lunch. Even my YOUNGER cousins eat larger portions than me for lunch and snack! >:(

Also whenever we plan to go out for dinner my dad forces me to starve the entire afternoon. Even if I'm super hungry at 4 PM and dinner is at like 8 PM my dad won't let me eat even ONE CHIP.

It's also very common for Asians to starve themselves the entire afternoon before attending a family gathering where there's lots of food or going to a buffet.

I sometimes eat chips or candy before dinner because my mom knows I will eat my dinner.

My parents do this and I get hungry in like an hour so I have to starve

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28 Getting good grades

Just let me have dam fun

Parents that get mad at their kid who gets a 91% on a test because they didn't get 100% need to kicked in the skull with a steel toe boot for an hour. That is just stupid - RustyNail

Especially when no one in my class has good grades. - njalabi63989

I feel bad for those poor kids...
This doesn't happen to me but if it did
Me: Mom! I got an A on math!

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29 Treating the older ones better

Um, they do that for a reason, it's because the older ones are usually more responsible and experienced

It's the OPPOSITE that's true.

Me and my big sister Jodie both got some ice cream that dad served.I dunno why but for some reason Jodie got more ice cream.I asked why and my dad said "Because Jodie is older then you so she has a bigger stomach to fit more ice cream in,"

30 Doing chores

I'm 26 and I have to do chores but my sister is 19 and she doesn't have to do any chores.

My younger siblings always mess up my chores after I do them, so of course my chore is going to be messed up.

I don't like chores, its boring.

Yes and also, my sister gets easier chores, which my mom also helps her out with. She's only 2 years younge than me. She's 11 yrs old and NO she does not have a mental ccondition she's a normal person but no my parents are her fans just because she's younger and she's a girl. - WhatAreWeHaving4Lulz

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31 Tidying the bedroom

My room isn't tidy because I have a grumpy big sister sharing it I only have 5% of the room

My parents trash my bedroom and make me clean it.

To the comment about parents trashing their bedroom: WHAT? that is so mean! How can your parents get away with that? You poor thing! I feel bad for you!

Why is tyding our bedroom a bad thing. My room is tidy at 95℅ of the time. - LeaPurple2003

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32 Not being able to Skype a girl

But I am a girl..

33 Not staying at friend's houses

@codgtamk34-I wasn't allowed playdates in preschool, kindergarten or elementary.

My mom won't even allow PLAYDATES...

34 No Swearing

That is a ridiculous reason. People who swear do not have a good vocabulary. Also, you are more likelely to get into conflict.

35 Not being able to watch rated R movies or play rated M video games

I'm allowed to watch R rated movies. My mom just don't like it when there are "inappropriate" scenes in them.

Once I watched "Leaving Las Vegas" and my mom almost caught me watching the gang-rape scene.

I’m 26 and my mom won’t let me watch any “mature” movies.

Once my dad and I were watching the 1995 movie “Showgirls” and my mom told us that it was too inappropriate for us to watch.

WE ARE ADULTS! We are mature enough for this stuff! >:(

36 No tattoos

Asian parents think that their kids will become gangsters if they wear tattoos

37 No iPads, iPods, iPhones, tablets, or laptops in the bathroom whilst dressing up for school

They are right, I'm way too afraid to use electronics in the bathroom, what if they get wet and stop working. - LeaPurple2003

38 No electronics at the table

It's okay, I guess. Your electronics can get dirty. - LeaPurple2003

My cousins, parents, and sister are allowed to use their phones, laptops, and iPads while they eat and I can't. IT'S NOT FAIR! >:(

39 No multitasking

Yet my parents watch T.V., eat, and play the iPad all at the same time

40 No eating extremely spicy food

I don't mind this, I hate spicy foods - codgtamk34

I first ate spicy food as a 1 year old. A relative gave it to me. I didn’t know that it was spicy and I ate it anyway. I ended up liking it.

Ever since then, I’ve been challenging myself to eat very spicy food. I have eaten Korean fire noodles, an entire Asian chili pepper, and even drank 1-2 ounces of the Korean spicy sauce (which wasn’t even that spicy). All were delicious.

I have been begging my parents to get even spicier food such as nuclear fire noodles, 18 prohibited curry products, and the Carolina reaper chips used in the 1 chip challenge, but every time I request to purchase them, they always say no, saying that it’s too spicy for me to handle and that I’ll damage the interior of my stomach.

I don’t even eat them all the time! >:(

Actually your parents are right. It will damage the inside of your stomach. It can tear your stomach up. - Ilovestephanie

41 No piercings
42 Not being allowed to wear certain types of makeup

I hate makeup. Not because I'm a tomboy, but because of bad experiences. When I was little I used to try wearing it, but no matter what colour or type I chose it was always "wrong". Like, "Oh, that eyeshadow is too old-fashioned." "Oh, that lipstick is very smudgy." "You applied too much/too less." etc. Also it dries out my face even if applied by someone skilled and it makes my face feel weird. - Lunala

Apparently they think wearing a bit of mascara is inapropriette.

43 Sit at the kids' table

I am the oldest second-generation born child in my family at the age of 26. Despite the fact that I'm an adult, every time we are at a restaurant or a family party, my mom makes me sit at a separate table with my younger sister and cousins whenever I eat. While I don't mind this, sometimes my cousins would be annoying while they are eating.

44 No earbuds or headphones

What if I'm trying to watch a video for school and people around me are constantly talking? What if people are being too loud and it's annoying me? What if I want to watch videos without disturbing others?

45 No getting out of the house in inclement weather

Last year 1 of my cousins were having a birthday party and everyone was invited. It was also snowing that day. Despite the snow everyone decided to go. My mom, however, downright refused to go because of the weather. I couldn’t get her to change her mind no matter what. I had assumed that they all went to the party and I got very angry at her for forcing me to miss out on the fun.

Later my uncle called and told everyone that the party was canceled due to the weather. No one actually went. I wish that they would have canceled it ahead of time so I wouldn’t have to get so mad at my mom.

46 No sleeping in

Well you don't want to sleep the whole day or be late for work (plus that'll get you fired) - codgtamk34

47 The “perfect” body

I’m Asian, 26, and 5’1” and I’m only allowed to weigh between 100 and 105 lbs. My mom says that anything over 110 lbs is considered as “fat”, anything over 115 lbs is “obese” and anything over 120 lbs is considered as “morbidly obese”. If I gain EVEN 1 LB my mom would instantly make me go on a diet and exercise like crazy.

48 No staying up late
49 Eat toddler-sized portions of food for lunch

My mom thinks that regular lunch portions is “too much food” for me. Then she won’t let me eat snacks. No wonder I get hungry easily in the afternoon

50 No extreme thrill rides

My mom won’t let me go on any thrill ride that’s extreme, such as inverted coasters and slingshots due to all the accidents that occur. She will only allow me to ride inverted rides if they go upside down only about once or twice, including coasters.

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