Most Annoying Things Parents Say to Their Children


The Top Ten

1 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.

Mom and dad can I get gum today?
Mom and dad I want Nintendo switch PLEASE?
Mom and dad can I get a scooter or bike?
Mom and dad Can we go to cinema?
Mom and dad can I have instagram?
1 month later
Can I get one of those things I said noOoOw?!
Why just why?
"Because I said so"

V 9 Comments
2 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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3 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

My parents say that to me sometimes. - andrewteel

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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.

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

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

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5 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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6 Mother knows best


Damn, age has nothing to do with maturity.

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

God knows that she doesn't.

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7 It's that simple

No it really isn’t. - railfan99

8 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'

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

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9 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.

Send the food to Africa then I ain't starving

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10 I'm the parent and you are the child

The Contenders

11 It's not up to you.
12 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

V 3 Comments
13 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


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.

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14 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

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

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15 Give me your phone
16 You’re grounded!

I heard this from my parents several times


NOO - Hotheart123

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

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17 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 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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18 What are you doing

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

19 What did you learn/do at school today?

The same stuff over and over again

20 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,

21 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

I’m an adult! (I’m 19, about to be 20) - railfan99

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22 How was school today?

I always respond with one word : fine - Skullkid755

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! - Hazelfrost

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

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23 Turn down your headphones

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

24 Do you have homework?

Don't you have work to do?

Do you have paperwork - Nateawesomeness

All the time

25 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

26 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

27 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

Um there's a reason for that?

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.

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

28 Why can't you be like your friend?
29 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

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

Yeah TwilightKitsune me too - Swiftdawn

30 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

31 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!

32 Don’t argue with me
33 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

34 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

35 Stop arguing

I'm not arguing, I'm explaining.


36 Don’t answer back!!!

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

37 Stinky! You need a shower!

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

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.

38 No buts
39 Maybe next time

99.9% of the time, this means “no”

40 Hey, buddy
41 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


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42 I don't care just do it!
43 We're going to run some errands
44 You're too old for this show

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

45 Oh SH**

They are big fat swearers

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

Yes, because YOU raised me. - Rocko

49 Stop being dramatic!!!
50 We'll see

99% of the time after they tell you this and you ask again later, their answer will be "No"

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Top Remixes

1. No
2. It's that simple
3. It's not up to you.
1. Because I said so.
2. Shut up
3. No
1. Mother knows best
2. You’re grounded!
3. You’re too young to understand


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