Most Annoying Things Parents Say to Their Children


The Top Ten

1 No

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!

During vacations:

Me: (At Disneyland) can I ride Star Tours and the Haunted Mansion?
Mom: No
Me: (at Disney World) can I ride Test Track?
Mom: No
Me: (at Six Flags Great Adventure) Can I ride El Toro and Nitro?
Mom: No
Me: (at Hersheypark) Can I ride Skyrush?
Mom: No

Me every single time: >:(

Well, uhm some things are okay to be said now, but there are some cases when "NO" isn't really a valid answer and we would like an explaination - AzureCrystals

Most of the time when I ask them if I can do or buy something, that is the answer I get. - railfan99

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2 It's that simple

No it really isn’t. - railfan99

3 It's not up to you.
4 I'm the parent and you are the child

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

5 Because I said so.

They are WAY to lazy to say a good reason. - Datguyisweird666

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

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

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. - Drawbox

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6 You’re too young to understand

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

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

You're too old to understand,

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

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7 Give me your phone
8 Mother knows best


What if "Mother" was a murderer?. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Damn, age has nothing to do with maturity.

My response:Nah not really since you just said that - Nateawesomeness

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

Send the damn food to Africa, then!

Send the food to Africa then I ain't starving

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

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.

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10 What are you doing

I always answer, Nothing'' to that question, even if it's obvious I'm doing something - WhatAreWeHaving4Lulz

The Contenders

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


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

I'm pretty sure they stole this from Spooky Scary Skeletons. - Datguyisweird666

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 - Nateawesomeness

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

And if YOU have nothing useful to say, say nothing at all!

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. - Rocko

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.

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

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13 You’re grounded!

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

I heard this from my parents several times


NOO - Hotheart123

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14 When I was your age

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! - Swiftdawn

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

When I was your age I ate plain rice with fruit (my parents are Asian)
When I was your age we ate rotten food while immigrating to the US
When I was your age we had no T.V., phones, computers, or iPads
When I was your age...


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15 What did you learn/do at school today?

The same stuff over and over again

16 Shut up

My parents say that to me sometimes. - andrewteel

When they say shut up to you for no reason

This is child abuse! - Datguyisweird666

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

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

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.


Because what is the point of life without them, and anyways muy friends aren't jumping off clifs, they have come on sense. If we do jump though, it will be fun.

If a parent ask you that, that means they want you dead.

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18 Practice makes perfect

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. - Hazelfrost

No one is perfect, so why practice? - TheCobainDomain

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

No one is perfect. No need to practice. - AlphaQ

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19 I'm an adult!

So am I! (I'm 26)

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

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

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

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20 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! - Hazelfrost

I always respond with one word : fine - Skullkid755

TERRIBLE. My teacher is being mean to me AGAIN!


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! - Swiftdawn

21 Why can't you be like your friend?

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

22 Turn down your headphones

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

23 You’re only young once

And your old like your comebacks - Nateawesomeness

You're as old as your comebacks. - AlphaQ

And you're forever old,

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

Damn, TwilightKitsune you are savage.

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. - Haumea

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

Yeah TwilightKitsune me too - Swiftdawn

25 Do you have homework?

All the time

Don't you have work to do?

Do you have paperwork - Nateawesomeness

26 Listen to your sister.

This is the most irresponsible thing a parent could say to a child. What the hell? I have a younger brother and I'm not responsible for him. I'm not his mom. - Bruna

Even parents don't know exactly what they are doing let alone the SISTER. - Bruna

Mum tells me to listen to my sister when mum has to do errands but Being middle sister is fun. My little brother is usually either sleeping or not in the house. My big sister gets more power but as long as she's in a good mood she treats me well. He has to supervise me and Mum said she has to do the chores and work hard being my "role model" or whatever.

I don't have to deal with any of that (I do chores sometimes but not often being middle sibling is fun)

I'll be honest: I'm annoying at times but I'm usually nice. - Lunala

27 Who are you texting?

Or even worse, the dreaded "you're noT wATchInG sOMethiNg BAAAaad ArE YA? "

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! - Swiftdawn

To your mama - WhatAreWeHaving4Lulz


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28 Do your homework

My parents are Asian and they force me to study 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Mom: Do your homework!
Me: Uh yeah I already did it.
Me: Uh... Oh seriously - Swiftdawn

29 Don't shut your door

*kids shouldn't be here alert* what if me and my boyfriend are kissing? Then I want to close the door! That happened once, we were on my bed in a very comfortable position and making out and then I quickly got up and closed the door because I have an older sister and a younger brother and sister so that is not appropriate for the young ones, and we continued, then mom yells outside my door but we continue kissing and she barges in and we break apart, blushing and she says, "NO TOUCHING, NOW KEEP YOUR DOOR OPEN SO I CAN SEE IF YOUR MAKING TROUBLE! " Oh God so embarrassing also scared me to death. So annoying I mean, my younger brother and sister? Hello? - Swiftdawn

During the summer I turn the A/C on when I sleep and whenever I want to close the door he won't let me. He doesn't have an A/C in his room. I have offered him a space to sleep in my room but he still insists on leaving the door open and sleeping in his own room instead.

Um there's a reason for that?

OH MAH GOD that's gotta be the most annoying thing ever like they tell me to clean my room and I close the door and they say, Oepn the dor so I culd se what ar you doing'' - WhatAreWeHaving4Lulz

30 You're too old for this show

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! - Maddox121

I Think You All Know Why I Added This Here - JPK

Rocko's Modern Life is just as good, if not better, once you understand all the jokes. :D - Rocko

31 You're 12 and I'm a grown up. I can do what I want.

So they can hit, punch, kick, and even kill? Wow! What a great quote! (Sarcasm) - Datguyisweird666

But what if they get arrested - HelloWhyImHere2

32 Wake up! It's time for school

As soon as I hear this I know another day of survival of the fittest begins, so annoying!

33 Don’t argue with me
34 Shut up! I'm trying to read!


Me: Mum I don't care it's important!


Eddie: Mummy! Can you fix my Transformer for me?

Mum: Of course I can, Eddie!

Me: the HELL?!?!

Mum: don't care I'm a bear

Eddie: me sucks

What the heck

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35 If you were to see how I used to live when I was a child, you wouldn't be so ungrateful.

They were raised in a deep hole and they didn't have electronics. If I saw how they have rotten there I would magically fix all of my problems and I would be a slave or what? - WhatAreWeHaving4Lulz

So what of u lived in a hole stealing from the crazy old lady next door for food? I don't! - slytherinforever

36 Because I'm an adult

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

My dad thinks kids are banned from doing what they like and adults can do ANYTHING they like.During lent when we were collecting eggs made out of chocolate and we weren't allowed to eat any my dad ate one.i asked him why and I said BECAUSE I'M AN ADULT AND I CAN DO WHAT I LIKE

37 Stop arguing

I'm not arguing, I'm explaining.


38 Don’t answer back!!!

Isn't that how a bloody conversation works? - WheresMyGuitarPick

39 Stinky! You need a shower!

Ugh. My dad is always saying something like this.

Me: well it isn't my fault I don't have or forgot to put on deoderant.

Parents don't say that to their kids. They DO say "Stinky! " but only to little kids who just pooped their diapers.

40 Go clean your room
41 No buts
42 Maybe next time

99.9% of the time, this means “no”

43 Hey, buddy
44 I don't care just do it!
45 We're going to run some errands
46 Oh SH**

They are big fat swearers

47 You can't watch this show because you're not old enough
48 I’ll call the cops on you
49 Are you stupid?

Yes, because YOU raised me. - Rocko

50 Stop being dramatic!!!
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