Top 10 Most Annoying Things Parents Say to Their Children

The Top Ten
1 No

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!

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

Ok fine, but if you can respond like that to me, I will do the same next time you want me to clean my room

2 Because I said so.

this annoys me so much, I prove my parents wrong in something or they don't have a reason for something, they just say this and say it because they have nothing to defend their arguments and if us children talk back then they get butt hurt and punish us, but I still love my parents :)

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.

3 It's that simple

Like what? Doing our homework? Doing chores?

It ain't that simple.

No it really isn’t.

4 Finish your dinner, there are starving kids in Africa!

They don't mind if I don't finish my food, because normally, my dad or my sisters will eat it. Or they make me save it. VERY RARELY my dad just says "Throw it away".

Finish your meal kids are starving in Africa you should be lucky to have food you're the worst you are evil you need to be happy even if kids are starving and Africa we're only saying that's so you feel guilty and eat the food not so you could bring the food to the kids in Africa which makes us idiots and evil

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.

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.

5 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.

6 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

Some parents say this all the time, it’s rlllly offensive. It is discrimination to children. It’s like saying “I’m the man and you’re the woman”. Yes, it really is that bad.

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

Just say back that you don't care

7 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 >:(

8 This is too inappropriate for you to watch

only one time my mom told me this, and it was because I was going in by my dad and he was watching porn, I was 8, and at the time I did not want to see that anyway, so thank you mom.

I'm 26 and I recently watched "Showgirls" and my mom walked in while one of the nude scenes were on and she was like "You shouldn't watch this cause it's too inappropriate for you".

How is a movie with nudity "too inappropriate" for a 26 YEAR OLD?

9 Give me your phone

If you are a parent reading this who sometimes says this to their kid, remember you would like it if your child stole your phone. Think about it.

but this is my property

Me: *text text text*
Parent: WUT R U DOING?!
Me: Texting...?
P: GIVE PHONE
M: ? ok
P: *changes app* AHAAAA U WERE ON THE INTERNET!

10 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

The Contenders
11 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,

12 When I was your age...

This is so annoying.


Isn’t the point of having kids to raise them better then you were so you can have a newer, better generation?

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!

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.

13 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

14 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.

15 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

16 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.

17 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

18 No buts

its always annoying like at least say something reasonable for me not to correct it?

ight ima get the nife

19 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.

20 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!

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!

I also have gotten too old for some kids shows

21 Kids don't dye their hair
22 Because I'm an adult

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

Wow, you're an adult. Big whoop! Like that means anything.

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

And, what exactly is the difference here?

23 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?

24 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,

25 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

I learned about WW1. There be quiet

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

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