Most Annoying Things Parents Say to Their Children


The Top Ten

1 No

Imagine answering yes to all your kids questions. - Userguy44

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. - 3DG20

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: >:(

2 It's that simple

Like what? Doing our homework? Doing chores? - JoeBoi

No it really isn’t. - railfan99

3 It's not up to you.

Yes it is dumb ass - BananaBrain

My mom controls my life too much >:(

4 I'm the parent and you are the child

Just say back that you don't care - BananaBrain

Dumb quote is dumb

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

That’s a smartass right there. - JoeBoi

5 Give me your phone


6 Because I said so.

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. - Drawbox

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

7 Mother knows best

What a lazy defense to your argument. - JoeBoi

What if your mom is a bad person - BananaBrain


Damn, age has nothing to do with maturity.

8 You’re too young to understand

And you're too old to wear Nike's Susan - BananaBrain

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

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

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

Send the damn food to Africa, then!

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. - JoeBoi

Send it to Africa

My parents don't say this because my dad's from Oakland but is Nigerian - TheAwesomeDude54

10 What are you doing

I just say your mom - BananaBrain

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

The Contenders

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

Well, then this is the point where I can say mean things to you and justify myself. - JoeBoi

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

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.

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

12 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.

Words actually CAN and DO hurt people, mentally! - JoeBoi

False quote


13 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've gotten grounded for months at the ages of 8 and 9 - TheAwesomeDude54

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

I heard this from my parents several times

14 What did you learn/do at school today?

I learned that parents shouldn't be nosy. - BananaBrain

Not enough because I have to go back! - ThatIntrovertedEmo

There’s nothing usually important about this. - JoeBoi

The same stuff over and over again

15 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 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

16 Shut up

I wont shut up I don't shut up - Ghosty

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! - andrewteel

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

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

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

Yes because I like dying - BananaBrain

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.

18 Practice makes perfect

No one is perfect dumbass - BananaBrain

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

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

19 I'm an adult!

Literally no one cares - BananaBrain

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

So am I! (I'm 26)

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

20 How was school today?

Well, I came home with a headache and I’m clearly upset, so how do you think it went? - 3DG20

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!

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21 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! - Maddox121

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

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22 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

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. - 3DG20

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

*Grandma walks in* - ThatIntrovertedEmo

But you chose to give birth to me. It was your decision, nobody else’s, so why should I pay for it? - 3DG20

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

Damn, TwilightKitsune you are savage.

24 Turn down your headphones

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

25 You’re only young once

And you're older than your comebacks 😌 - BananaBrain

And your old like your comebacks - Nateawesomeness

You're as old as your comebacks. - AlphaQ

And you're forever old,

26 Listen to your sister.

Just remember that your sister isn’t your parent. - Userguy44

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 Shut up! I'm trying to read!

My mom is also like: Shut up I'm trying to watch my T.V. shows!


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

28 Do you have homework?

Don't you have work to do?

Do you have paperwork - Nateawesomeness

All the time

No ofc not - BananaBrain

29 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

30 Who are you texting?

I'm texting god to get me off of this planet so I don't have to deal with you anymore - BananaBrain

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

Sometimes when people ask me this, I’m not even texting. I might be writing a story, searching for something on the internet, or even writing a comment or a post. Why do they always assume when they see you typing on your device that you’re texting somebody? - 3DG20

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

31 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

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

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

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

So you’re saying you can even abuse your kid? No, that’s illegal! - JoeBoi

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

But what if they get arrested - HelloWhyImHere2

34 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!

35 I’ll call the cops on you

My parents, especially my Dad, has always said this to me.

I was threatened this before :(

Wow! That’s taking it TOO FAR! So you’re threatening to send your kids away? - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX


36 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.

37 Go clean your room

Why? Is there going to be a family gathering in my room? - 3DG20

38 Don’t argue with me

What if the child isn’t even arguing though? What if they’re being accused of doing something they didn’t and they’re just trying to explain themselves? Is that arguing? - 3DG20

39 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

40 Stop arguing

I'm not arguing, I'm explaining.


41 Oh SH**

They are big fat swearers

42 Don’t answer back!!!

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

43 Are you stupid?

My parents mostly my mom ask me that.

Yes, because YOU raised me. - Rocko

44 This is too inappropriate for you to watch

Because of you are under 12, than the inappropriate movie you are watching might "get you scarred for life" - TheAwesomeDude54

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?

45 No buts
46 Maybe next time

99.9% of the time, this means “no”

47 You are adopted.

This wouldn’t work with new parents since a lot of them are always nice enough to film themselves giving birth for views. - 3DG20

48 Hey, buddy
49 I don't care just do it!
50 We're going to run some errands
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