Top 10 Most Annoying Things Parents Say to Their Children

The Top Ten
1 No

Mom and dad can I get gum today?
"No"
Mom and dad I want Nintendo switch PLEASE?
"No"
Mom and dad can I get a scooter or bike?
"No"
Mom and dad Can we go to cinema?
"No"
Mom and dad can I have instagram?
"No"
1 month later
Can I get one of those things I said noOoOw?!
"NO"
Why just why?
"Because I said so"

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.

2 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!

3 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".

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.

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.

4 It's that simple

Like what? Doing our homework? Doing chores?

It ain't that simple.

No it really isn't.

5 If you have nothing nice 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.

It's called freedom of speech. As long as I have the right to it, whether some oversensitive wants to hear it or not is not my problem, so if you have nothing important to say to me, then don't say it 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.

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.

6 I'm the parent and you are the child

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.

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

That's a smartass right there.

Dumb quote is dumb

7 It's not up to you

You becoming a parent was up to me. You not facing the taunts of your family for not delivering a healthy child was up to me. You being allowed to do a job because your child wasn't troublesome was up to me. Nearly everything about you was up to me.

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

Yes it is dumb ass

8 This is too inappropriate for you to watch

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?

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.

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.

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.

Damn, age has nothing to do with maturity.

What if "Mother" was a murderer?.

What a lazy defense to your argument.

The Contenders
11 You’re too young to understand

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

16 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 >:(

Parents say this to kids?!?!
Like that's a normal thing?!?!?!
Wow.

This makes me want to punch them on their mouths!

17 What did you learn/do at school today?

If you ask me this, then I'll just keep giving you the same response, "Nothing important or useful enough to talk about."

There's nothing usually important about this.

I learned that parents shouldn't be nosy.

Not enough because I have to go back!

18 No buts
19 If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?

Me: Mom, can I get an iphone seven?
Mom: Why? You have a phone already! (she's getting mad)
Me: Ashley, Maddie, Carly, Jenna, Emma, Lizzie, Adrian, May, and Natalie all have one!
Mom: If they all jumped off a cliff, would you, too?
Me: No, but it's not the same thing, I have the money to pay for it, I just need permission!
Mom: (Ignoring the second half of what I said) HA! NO! Exactly! So why should you get the phone they have?
Me: *face plant* Oh God

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.

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 Because I'm an adult

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

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

You deserve the Nobel Prize for being an adult!

That's a lame excuse. It makes us minors feel inferior and powerless

21 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.

But you chose to give birth to me. It was your decision, nobody else's, so why should I pay for it?

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.

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

23 Kids don't dye their hair
24 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.

No one is perfect, so why practice?

No one is perfect. No need to practice.

25 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.

You're as old as your comebacks.

And you're forever old,

And you're old forever.

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