Most Annoying Things Parents Say to Their Children

The Top Ten


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!

Who put this here? A spoiled brat that can’t handle being told no? Grow up.

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

It is parents favourite word..

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

Just say back that you don't care

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

Dumb quote is dumb

Give me your phone

but this is my property


Because I said so.

my teacher said that too and THIS HAVE TO BE IN #1 BECAUSE It's THE MOST ANNOYING THING ADULTS WOULD SAY my mom never says that my dad dosen't ethier

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.

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.

Mother knows best


What if "Mother" was a murderer?.

Damn, age has nothing to do with maturity.

Not really. Just because you have more experience doesn't mean you have more knowledge or sophistication. I'm sure a parent who's a junkie has more real world experience than than their kid, but that doesn't mean he/she is more mature or sophisticated than their kid.

My response:Nah not really since you just said that

You’re too young to understand

Wh- why don't you think I'll understand? |I get it, I'm younger, but still!

The most annoying ever all the parent said this and the child will be angry because he don't understand

Ok, so by that logic, even child geniuses are too young to understand. Ok?

My response:At least I can UNDERSTAND a good reason to make your kids do something

Finish your dinner, there are starving kids in Africa!

Send the damn food to Africa, then!

Wow, great idea mom, let's eat the food so the kids in Africa won't get any!

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.

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!

I just say your mom

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

The Contenders

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

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.

Yet they say mean things to us ALL THE TIME whenever they're mad at us...

The world isn't all peaches and cream you know.

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.

No, words CAN lead to suicide in some cases. People are dumb these days.

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

My response when one of my strict teachers said that to me In a negative tone:And yet you cried when you got dumped by 75% of this worlds population

What did you learn/do at school today?

The same stuff over and over again

I learned that parents shouldn't be nosy.

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


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!

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!

When I was your age I wanted to be an surgeon and I hope you become like me too

Shut up

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

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!

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

I wont shut up I don't shut up

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.

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?

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.

My dad said the same thing expect he said "bridge" instead of "cliff"

I'm an adult!

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

Literally no one cares

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

And I'm a kid,everyone is equal,stop breaking the constitution

Practice makes perfect

No one is perfect, so why practice?

No one is perfect. No need to practice.

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

No one is perfect dumbass

You're too old for this show

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

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

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!

I'm not too old. Mom just doesn't understand

You’re only young once

And your old like your comebacks

You're as old as your comebacks.

And you're forever old,


How was school today?

I always respond with one word : fine

TERRIBLE. My teacher is being mean to me AGAIN!

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!

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

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

my mom always compares me to other kids :(

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.

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

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

Yeah, and and she could’ve decided not to have you. How would you feel if your mom chose to have an abortion?

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.

*Grandma walks in*

Turn down your headphones

Sometimes my mom won't even let me USE them >:(

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