Most Annoying Things Parents Say to Their Children


The Top Ten

1 Because I said so.

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. - Drawbox

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

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

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2 Shut up

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

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

When they say shut up to you for no reason

This is child abuse! - Datguyisweird666

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3 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,

Yeah a 20-something year old is too young to understand why life isn't fair >:(

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4 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.

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

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't - Alexandr

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.

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5 No

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..

When I ask for something, my dad says no to me on most things.


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6 Mother knows best


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

Damn, age has nothing to do with maturity.

God knows that she doesn't.

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7 Practice makes perfect

No one is perfect, so why practice? - TheCobainDomain

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

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

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

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

Send the damn food to Africa, then!

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.

Asian parents say this to their kids all the time

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9 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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10 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.

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. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

YES! OF COURSE I WOULD! - lionsforlife

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

The Contenders

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

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

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

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

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

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12 You’re grounded!

This was the worst thing to hear when your in trouble and when you see your stuff get taken away - flaggy0666

I heard this from my parents several times


You're grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded for 12354678654324567543213456754231 years

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13 When I was your 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 didn't have an iphone"
Yeah because iPhones didn't even EXIST when my parents were my age and the first iphone was released in 2007 and my parents grew up in the 80s? - Lunala

When I was your age we had no mobile phones...

When I was your age we all behaved well...

When I was your age I was smart...

OKOKOKOKOKOK! JUST STOP IT NOW! How would you feel if you are repeated this nonsence every 1 second of your life?

14 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,

15 I'm an adult!

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

Just a lame excuse. :P

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16 I'm the parent and you are the child
17 How was school today?

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

Little Timmy: (Comes home from school crying)
Mom: How was school today?
Little Timmy: You can't see me crying?! - mayamanga

18 Do you have homework?

Don't you have work to do?

Do you have paperwork - Nateawesomeness

All the time

19 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

20 Why can't you be like your friend?
21 What did you learn/do at school today?

The same stuff over and over again

22 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. - TwilightKitsune

Yeah TwilightKitsune me too - Swiftdawn

23 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

24 Wake up! It's time for school
25 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

26 Hey, buddy
27 Who are you texting?

I'm texting the president, asking him/her to make everything free! - mayamanga

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

Like you need to know anyway

28 Do your homework

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

29 What are you doing

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

30 Because I'm an adult

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

31 Stop arguing
32 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

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

33 I don't care just do it!
34 It's not up to you.
35 We're going to run some errands
36 You're too old for this show

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

37 Oh SH**

They are big fat swearers

38 Don’t answer back!!!
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