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

How was your day at school?

I normally respond either good, great or okay - Martinglez

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

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


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. - 1dogissky

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

He said with an exclamation point at the end. - TehBoss

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

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

So...I have to act EXTREMELY immature like her? - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Well more like why can't you be like your cousin kinda thing... - Danguy10

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

I was once your age, I understand

You understand what? God this just really gets old.

Well, I AM my age, so I understand

True my parents say it all the time. - Arcxia

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

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?

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. - Arcxia

Why can’t they just give a real answer? - blackflower

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

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

If he or she had good reason to, yes. - TwilightKitsune

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! - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Where have you been?

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

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. - LeaPurple2003

The Contenders

Go to bed
You're grounded!

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

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

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. - SeeU

Stop back talking to me!

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

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.

That's the stupidest thing I have ever heard. They block you from being social online and they do it in the most hypocritical way possible. - 0w0uwu

I’d just say, “Oh well. I’m not missing out on much anyway”. - 3DG20

Nothing's free

My parents are Asian and they're so frugal

Who are you texting?

Living human - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Mom: Who are you texting?

Me: Mr. Nunya.

Mom: Who's Mr. Nunya?

Me: Nunya business


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? - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Don't you disrespect me!

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


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! >:(

You need to branch out
Don't be cooped up in your room all the time
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.

Resolve your own problems

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

I am an adult

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


What's for dinner? Food
8Load More
PSearch List