Most Annoying Things Parents Say to Their Children

The Top Ten


I hear this all the damn time I want things but my parents are way too working class/lower middle class to buy things and the speech when we get in this store do not touch nothing look at nothing breath on nothing or ask me for nothing because you not getting nothing!

This answer isn't really THAT annoying, but yes if my parents promise me something and afterwards they just say, "No." is pretty blood boiling.
But hey, still better answer than, "We'll see." THAT'S not even a proper answer!

This isn’t that annoying by itself, but when they don’t tell you why they said it or follow it up with “because I said so” (or something like that), that’s when it’s annoying.

Most of the time when I ask them if I can do or buy something, that is the answer I get.

It's that simple

Like what? Doing our homework? Doing chores?

No it really isn’t.

It's not up to you.

So apparently me being the child means that it's not up to me.

Yes it is dumb ass

My mom controls my life too much >:(

I'm the parent and you are the child

This is the most aggravating thing that could be possibly. I couldn’t possibly explain how it is, but overall it is the dumbest thing to come out of a persons mouth

I know it but I am a human being so you should respect me

Just say back that you don't care

Dumb quote is dumb

Give me your phone

but this is my property

Because I said so.

I love how everyone on the list is being so hypocritical and saying stuff that their parents say, even though they say half of what's on here.

The excuse for mothers when they know they're wrong and they have no more line of defense for their argument.

It means they have no good reason for whatever they're trying to get their children to do.

The only reason parents say this is an excuse when they don't have a good reason. SOOO annoying!

Mother knows best

in my case every time I didn't do what my mom told me to I always got hurt, one time I cut my arm so bad playing with something she told me not to and my dad told me "oh just play with it" and I was so sorry I did, sorry mommy.

my mom is the best , the best at anything even cooking heathy meals and making sure that I eat not too many carbs , so when I hear I know what s best for you , Ijust smile and agree

Annoying when other people say like teachers
"You're the kid I'm the adult'

My response:Nah not really since you just said that

You’re too young to understand

They use this as an excuse to hide what dark stuff they are talking aBout.

Hey I'm 15 this year! I'm old enough to drive!

And you're too old to wear Nike's Susan

You're too old to understand,

Finish your dinner, there are starving kids in Africa!

Do parents have to mention the starving kids in Africa every time they tell their kids to finish their meals? Not to mention that that is kinda disrespectful to them.

They should have started a service where unfinished food is scraped into this mini fridge, and in the afterNoon the guys would come, bring he food to the airport, and send it to Africa.

If there are starving kids in Africa then why won't your parents force you to mail it to Africa? Why do they force you to eat it? That means more food that Africans won't get.

You're eating your fill, kids. Still, all the more for those starving kids, right?

What are you doing

This is a minor pet peeve of mine but I wish everybody in my house would let me do something without taking me in for questioning about it like they don't trust me! It's gotten to the point where they would ask me what I'm doing when I'm attempting to do the most mundane of things!

My mom is constantly asking me this this question and I always say doing my paper work , I like it when my parents check on me , because It me make feel grown up

I always answer, Nothing'' to that question, even if it's obvious I'm doing something

I just say your mom

The Newcomers

? Kids don't dye their hair

I wanna dye my hair black, but my mom says "Kids don't dye their hair" when kids in my middle school dyed their hair.

The Contenders

If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all

This doesn't always apply to some cases, but applies to some. Like when criticizing someone.Take Jacob Sartorious for an example. People Criticize him, and his fangirls be like 'Ooh you can't criticize him he's only 13 if u have nothing good to say don't say at all.'Does anyone even realise anything in the world has flaws and there would be at least one person who dislikes said person.

I've literally seen on a forum (about the old and new YouTube logos) somebody say that they prefer the old logo, to which someone replied "That's super rude to say, if you have something pathetic to say, then don't say it".
Welcome to the internet.

That is the most pathetic saying I have ever heard, and the biggest sickness that society has created. Seriously, anything in the world deserves criticism. Yes, even this comment.

Well, then this is the point where I can say mean things to you and justify myself.

Sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you

Oh for crying out loud its really a nursery rhyme.
It was written before 1872.
What next Rock-a-bye-baby, London Bridge is Falling Down and Jack and Jill.

Words can hurt yourself. Believe me.I've been called weird for the past few weeks and I feel sad when someone says so. I don't usually care about what others say, but it sometimes hurts me that I want to spam the whole Whatsapp Chat group in caps.

Then why are we allowed to play with sticks and stones by can't curse in class or on TheTopTens?

WRONG! Words DO hurt people. Including to the point where they commit suicide.

When I was your age

When I was your age, there were no *insert 21st Century Item here*.
When I was your age, I woke up at 4 AM.
When I was your age, I played outside all day.
When I was your age, I studied all day.
When I was your age, I got perfect grades.
When I was your age, I walked to school.
When I was your age, I never talked back.
When I was your age, I behaved perfectly.
When I was your age, I helped my parents.

And More!

that's my dad, and I'm like I DON'T CARE ABOUT WHEN YOU WHERE MY AGE because I know it's a story that is going to last FOREVER and I really don't care.

This should be number one. This is a parent's weapon for guilt tripping.

When I was your age, there were no video games.
When I was your age, we walked to school because they were no cars.
When I was your age, there were no phones.

Thinking : I wish you were taught to be quiet when you were my age.

Yes, maybe you had different problems in your time, we have different problems in our time too. Stop acting like we're ungrateful, or like we don't understand, we do. It's just that things are much different now. There are things that we have to deal with that you didn't in your time.

I know! Parents really don't understand what we go through now. My dad grew up in a war but that doesn't mean I don't know what it's like to be stressed and want to be cool and popular and get good grades and have time for Cheer and everything else AND free time! SO I GET THAT PARENTS HAD HARD THINGS TO LIVE THROUGH BUT SO DO WE!

What did you learn/do at school today?

I learned that parents shouldn't be nosy.

The same stuff over and over again

Not enough because I have to go back!

There’s nothing usually important about this.

You’re grounded!

Uggh! I hate it when my parents say this to me! Have I mentioned I'm 13?! I shouldn't be grounded! I'm a teen! The only times teens get grounded is in the movies! And I get grounded for the littlest things, like swearing, which ticks me off! My mom swears every five seconds when she is angry. What a hypocrite! -CandyBlood13

I watch a lot of Go! Animate grounded series; it's way better than getting grounded.

I heard this from my parents several times

I'm grounded? meh,not really,I don't have to listen to ya m8

Shut up

My parents say that to me sometimes. Ugh I hate that word every time I talk they say "Shut Up! " One night my mom told me to shut up for no reason. Ugh!

This should be number one. My parents are allowed to say shut up to me and whenever my cousins are being annoying and I tell them to shut up, they get all mad at me >:(

That's what they say when I'm right in an argument and they just got no answer anymore

I HATE THIS and when you try respond they think your insulting them

If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?

I don't think parents understand that maybe all of my friends have an app or something and exclude me by accident just by talking about it, so, naturally, I want it too so I don't feel left out, but that doesn't mean I'll kill myself just because my friends did.

Yeah, because if my friends jumped off a cliff, the bridge would probably be on fire or in an earthquake or something. Because my friends are completely sane people and they wouldn't jump off a bridge without a good reason.

There's a big difference between you getting something just because your friends did and you jumping off a cliff just because your friends did it. Just because I want or do something because my friends did it or have it doesn't mean I'll go as far as to jumping off a cliff simply because they did it. So, how can you ask me such a stupid question? Of course not. There's a line mother, that separates such things, certainly you'd know that by now?

People always assume I'm copying my friends which I don't. I do always hang out with them. Why would people ask me that? If they had to, they'll have a good reason.

Practice makes perfect

I had one try with drumming the Black Parade, and they are still not satisfied with my one-day practice. damn.

Oh, my gosh! I hate this one. Practice does. Not. Make. Perfect! because I have practiced and I am not Perfect. you can't be perfect anyway.

Haven't they heard the term 'practice makes perfect'

No one is perfect, so why practice?

I'm an adult!

Who cares?!?!? "All men were created equal" to quote the declaration of independance

Just because I'm 11 that doesn't mean I'm an adult.

And, what exactly is the difference here?

Literally no one cares

You're too old for this show

This can lead to serious shocks, like Looney Tunes, my parent's don't but some do... Looney Tunes just isn't just for kids, but has several innapropiate material like all the violence, jokes about flipping off and stopping once someone mentions a censorship group and ALL THE CROSS DRESSING!

And then as soon as you watch something for slightly older people they say "you're to young for this" not my parents but I heard many do - Unnamed Google User Remade

The hell I am! No such thing as too old! Ignore the age limit on the box and go for it!

Me: I like Disney's Hercules
Mom: You're too old for Disney's Hercules!

You’re only young once

yse my mother told me this but I was because I didn't think sould still be playing with my barbie dolls anymore, ( I was 9 at the time) and my mom said it's fine " your only young once" so she meant it in a nice way.

And your old like your comebacks

You're as old as your comebacks.

And you're forever old,

How was school today?

So annoying, all I say is good, because if a say bad they'll annoy me till' I tell them. It's none of their buisness!

I always respond with one word : fine

Well, I came home with a headache and I’m clearly upset, so how do you think it went?


We know they are just trying to be nice, but take me for example, I come home from school at four then run to Cheer practice like five blocks away (Cheer starts at four fifteen ends at five thirty, on Mondays and Fridays I have dance and do this stuff after dance and Cheer) I go home after Cheer, quickly half hug Mom, go to my room, listen to music and do my stack of homework, then finish sometime between six and six thirty, then go down to heat up dinner (or a Soylent shake), then go back to my room to study for whatever test, my mom comes in almost every day while I'm studying, one of my friends are over or my boyfriend to talk and help me study, mom will come in and say, "how was school, Jess? " and I'm like, "good." and that's all she'll ever get so she needs to stop because I'm REALLY BUSY!

Why can't you be like your friend?

But u don't know that he's a drug dealer behind your back...

Basically if your friend die u die

Because I’m not my so called “friends”, nor do I want to be anything like them. If someone ever decides to come into my life and be a real friend to me, then I will give them that same treatment unlike what my “friends” did to me.

my mom always compares me to other kids :(

I gave birth to you! You owe everything to me!

You made the decision to have kids, and with that, came providing them with a good early life. Your kid doesn't owe you anything for your decision to have a kid in the first place.

No, I didn't ask to be born, so you don't have anything over me. Sorry pal.

I never got that, but I do get the "I almost died having you" thing.

*Grandma walks in*

Who are you texting?

My friend mary and my parents ask me this almost every day and I come back saying , my cousin or my aunt or my Uncle. and My parents love it when I text my family ,because texting on my phone helps me feel connected to my family !

Sometimes when people ask me this, I’m not even texting. I might be writing a story, searching for something on the internet, or even writing a comment or a post. Why do they always assume when they see you typing on your device that you’re texting somebody?

Oh yeah I'm texting Hitler that he is a bad person then checking Area 51's personal Snapchat page then I'm thinking of texting YOU LEAVE!

I'm texting god to get me off of this planet so I don't have to deal with you anymore

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