Top Ten Most Annoying Things Parents Enforce

The Top Ten Most Annoying Things Parents Enforce

1 No social media

Really? Social media is the biggest waste of time ever! People are so antisocial nowadays, get off your phones every now and then and talk to people in person, social media is pointless like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc., you people need to grow up! - Ar0nT0pTeNz05

It's for a good reason. Sure you can post something and feel great about it but years later you will regret it and won't be able to delete it. I'm glad my parents were like this.

They probably wanted to protect you from child predators and scammers. They're probably one of the few parents who care about the dangers unlike the parents who let their underage children use Facebook before they became of legal age. - shadomatrix

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

2 No cursing

I do agree, cursing is bad, but come on! When the child is angry, you gotta give him/her some stress relief idea! You can't just be a bad parent while your child tries to hold in his/her anger!

every single time I say "Oh my god"! They tell me to say "oh my gosh" instead. LET ME !@#$ING DO WHAT I WANT!

It's worse if they consider the following bad words:

- Stupid
- Shut Up
- Idiot
- Jerk
- What the Heck
- Dumb

Kids really shouldn't even be swearing. I don't think they should even use alternatives to swear words. Parents can swear because they're mature enough and have the experience to handle such immense power. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can cause chaos beyond our control. - shadomatrix

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.

My parents are ageist as hell! I am an adult and I like Disney's Hercules, drawing with school supplies, baby blankets, and stuffed animals, but my parents think that if adults like that kind of stuff, they have mental problems! >:(

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

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

4 Getting off your electronics at a certain time

Yup, that's annoying. But why do parents do this? I did my hw like you wanted, what else do you want me to do?

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

5 No expressing your emotions

Some strict parents depress their child so much that they feel they shouldn't express their emotion. My parents never did this tho so I am grateful

I can NEVER be mad or sad in my house, like, I'm gonna cry idiot, but they don't understand that. Like, would you rather me start cussing in your face of just let me cry?

Me: *cries*
Dad: So you have chosen death? - DrayTopTens

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 >:(

6 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.

7 No wearing certain clothes

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

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

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

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

8 Bed time

I'm awake a few minutes last my bedtime and I'm up until four a.m. cleaning! Like, really, who does this to their children?!

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

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

9 Letting your younger sibling get the better pick

Oh yea it is awful - assassin23

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

10 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?

! 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

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.

The Contenders

11 Making you clean your room

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

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

12 Making you write thank you notes after holidays

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

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

My parents do this all the time on holidays

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

13 Telling you to do something you're uncomfortable with

I agree. I want to drive because it is important but my parents literally think it is not normal for someone who is 20 years old to not be driving but they don't understand that it is my choice to start driving lessons and letting me be in my comfort zone and see if I'm ready. Yes, driving is important because you can gain experiences outside but if I am feel I am not ready to drive, I am not going to do it because I don't want to put myself in a situation when I will be in a potential accident. My parents think I don't take my life seriously because I don't know how to drive but I work my ass off in school, treat everybody with respect, and accomplish my house chores. They literally think I am lazy. SMDH.

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.

14 Show us what you're doing

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!

15 No video games on school days

I can only play them on FRIDAYS! Why the fudge do I have to wait for ONE DAY just to play ONE GAME?! I swear if this rule stays in summer too, I will rage!

I actually think that this is a reasonable rule. But if you finished all your work or have no work then you should be allowed to play.

This one is super true. I wasn’t allowed video games on school days because I STAYED UP 5 MINUTES PAST MY BEDTIME. Even though I literally stay up 5-10 minutes past my bedtime nowadays. What the Heck?

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!

16 Not allowed to date until a certain age

My cousin has two girlfriend in his life before he even turned 13. I never understood why people date so young. - DrayTopTens

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

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

17 Have to eat all your food

Lol, parents do this? Good thing I'm fat for my age so there is automatically an excuse.

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

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.

18 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.


19 Only texting a certain amount

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

Its very true...
My mom scolds me every now and then, when I use mobile phone

20 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...

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

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.

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

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

That sounds like abuse - RoseWeasley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

I'll get sick? Just because of rain? How?

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

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

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

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

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

I can't play Splatoon if my stepdad's watching T.V -.-

26 No eating snacks 2 hours before dinner

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

I can eat a lot before a meal, I'll still eat the said meal. Its not going to spoil it people - RustyNail

I'm hungry and I just want a snack!

27 Getting good grades

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

Just let me have dam fun

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!

28 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,"

29 Doing 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.

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

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

30 Tidying the bedroom

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!

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

My mom doe not trash my room!
I mess my room - TopLucas

31 Not being able to Skype a girl

But I am a girl..

32 Not staying at friend's houses

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

My mom won't even allow PLAYDATES...

33 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.

34 No Junk Food

Mom hides cookies. - Ghosty

Sometimes we need 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) :(

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 Deleting your YouTube channel

I am not allowed to have a YouTube channel, but my YOUNGER cousin is.

Yep so annoying - Ar0nT0pTeNz05

37 No tattoos

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

38 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

39 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! >:(

40 No multitasking

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

41 No eating extremely spicy food

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

42 No piercings
43 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.

44 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.

45 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?

46 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.

47 No sleeping in
48 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.

49 No staying up late
50 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

8Load More
PSearch List