Top 10 Most Cliché Things Parents Say

Parents can say and ask cliché things. I counted down the most cliché things they say and ask that I can think of, if there's any I missed feel free to add them.
The Top Ten
1 How was your day at school?

I'm great learner but all days in school are boring

I normally respond either good, great or okay

Your children will say these same things to you.And then you will know how it feels.

It's okkay. I don't care if the best thing ever happened or I was miserable. the answer is always OK.

2 Don't raise your voice at me!

Even when I whisper my mum accuses me of raising my voice at her and having an attitude. When I don't respond to refrain myself that's rude as well.

He said with an exclamation point at the end.

Yet you raised your voice at me... god the 21st century is full of hypocrites.

3 Why can't you be more like your brother or sister?

So you want me to be a picky eater, make death threats constantly, and have a nasty attitude towards you guys? OK!

Note: it's sarcasm

Maybe cause I'm different and don't want to be more like my sister or brother just common sense.

Well more like why can't you be like your cousin kinda thing...

Maybe because my sister is 1) a girl, and 2) 11, while I am 16.

4 I was once your age, I understand

I really hate the time when children complain about their parents, Whatever they do, they do for you

You understand what? God this just really gets old.

True my parents say it all the time.

Well, I AM my age, so I understand

5 That isn't how it works in the real world

If you really know so much about the real world then tell me what the hell does work in the real world?

6 Because I said so!

Just because you said so, I should do what you request when you yell in my damn face?

You hit the nail in this one Jeff. This is so true.

Why can’t they just give a real answer?

7 If a relative jumped off the bridge, are you going to jump off the bridge too?

How does setting an alarm relate to jumping off bridges? It does not so please stop using this dumb thing.

No, why even bring up jumping off a bridge over a mistake I made?

Yes, there would be a nice body to land on

I'd jump off with a rope to save them

8 When I was your age...

You might've been my age once, but do I really need to listen to you ramble about things you did when you were my age? No, I don't.

I GET IT OK?! I know you're perfect when you're my age! No need to repeat it for the 500th times!

9 Where have you been?

As soon as a parent ask this, I feel like facepalming.

10 Give me your phone

I don't have a phone, but I have a kindle. But still! It terrifies me whenever my mom or dad ( mostly my dad ) says that. I often have horrific nightmares about it and many of the things I do on there are kept secret. - PuppyLove123

It's my nightmare.

The Contenders
11 Go to bed
12 You're grounded!

An overrated punishment usually done when you screw up. I understand discipline and all but this one just gets old after years.

stupidiest punishment ever, why not a better punishment?
Maybe not being on the phone for at least 3 days?

This isn't cliche, (I AM NOT PUTTING THE ACCENT ON CLICHE BECAUSE I'm NOT SWITCHING TO THE FRENCH KEYBOARD) It's a punishment, you got what you deserved so you get grounded.

13 Stop back talking to me!

I gave you advice how is that back talking? 21st Century parents are just agitating.

14 You can't use social media

My mom actually BANNED me from using social media. I’m not allowed to have a Facebook or YouTube, yet the majority of my family have accounts on them.

I’d just say, “Oh well. I’m not missing out on much anyway”.

15 Don't be cooped up in your room all the time

And then they force you to do your goddamn homework

16 Nothing's free

My parents are Asian and they're so frugal

17 Who are you texting?

Living human

Mom: Who are you texting?

Me: Mr. Nunya.

Mom: Who's Mr. Nunya?

Me: Nunya business


18 Why are you so ugly?

Mothers and fathers would never say this to their own children

My mom's Asian and she's the pimple police!

So what if I'm ugly?

19 Don't you disrespect me!

Yet you disrespected me ever heard of what comes around goes around?

20 No

Sometimes I don't even bother asking. After all, that's their favorite word!

My parents’ favorite thing to say to me whenever I make a request. Very annoying.

Me: can I ride that roller coaster?
Parents: no
Me: can I go to <insert popular vacation destination here>
Parents: no
Me: can I buy <insert item I want here>? I’ll pay for it with my own money.
Parents: no

I would like to hear them say “yes” more often for a change! >:(

21 You need to branch out
22 Don’t say another word!

It feels like bullets to the eardrums when my stepdad says this to me. Man, it’s so annoying!

23 You can't call your girl/boyfriend

Parents generally say this to dating teenagers, I'm not dating yet but I can see how it's cliché.

24 Resolve your own problems

You should resolve your own probs..nothing's bad in it, you can't be a parasite forever

25 I am an adult

It's just so unfair when you hear them say that they can do what they like. It's like they're doing an adult rap.


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