Top 10 Most Annoying Things About Parents

The Top Ten
1 They think you're lying even when you're telling the truth

Me: I don't have homework.
Mother: You're lying.
Lie Detector: He is telling the truth.
Mother: No he is not lie detector. Good job son you cheated a lie detector test.
Me: No I didn't. Lie detectors are always right.
Mother: No they are not. They always lie themselves.

Ugh this happens all the time. I'm 13 and I have a 16 year old brother and an 11 year old brother and one day the 11 year old (this happens all the time) came into my room and kicked my trash can across my room that I just finished cleaning and was about to vacuum and gets trash all over the place and I go tell my mom but she says "you did that yourself to get him in trouble you little liar" and so I got my phone, iPad, T.V., volleyball practice/games, friends and my Xbox and game boy (I know I know who has a game boy anymore right? ) taken away. But no no this little devil gets nothing taken away because he is so perfect to everyone else but I have scratches and bruises all over my face, arms, back (etc) but my mom thinks I did it myself to get lil bro in trouble. He got my Xbox live disabled because he played destiny on my account without my permission and started spam reporting everyone and he literally reported like 400 people and got me banned. Also he deleted my destiny ...more

So my mom gives me 200 pesos a day for my allowance. So that means 1000 a week. Sometimes she gives the whole 1000 to me on Monday, sometimes only 400 then gives me the rest on Wednesday. Last week (Actually, I'm not sure when), she gave me 400 on a Monday. I had a journalism contest then so I took it like normal. The contest lasted till Wednesday. That Wednesday morning, I was feeling depressed because I found out that I wasn't in the rankings so I ate my breakfast quickly, took my allowance and left for school to attend the awarding ceremony, which by the way, totally sucked. But the things is, the allowance I took was only 200 pesos. I didn't question it because in total, I received 600 pesos which was the norm for me in three days. The next day, Thursday, she didn't give me any and I took it in stride because I still had some allowance that the school gave me from the contest I participated in. However, come Friday and she still didn't give me the rest of my allowance, I ...more

This happens to me a lot, but my beautiful older sister (also the best friend I've seriously ever had) always protects me and takes the blame for whatever I did, maybe because I don't do much. Not this time. My sister and I are watching Gravity Falls when suddenly my little brother storms in and turns to STUPID DRAGON BALL Z KAI! My sister is even more pissed than I am that we missed part of the episode, so she snatched the remote from him and turned our show back on, and when he scratched me for absolutely no reason, she punched him in the face so hard that he bounced off the wall. When I told her it was a bit too much she gave me a glare and I shut up while Mom stormed in and instantly grounded is for three months because my sister hit my brother too hard and she was mad. This time I took the blame for her action, but my mother still grounded both of us. When it was bedtime my sister hugged and kissed me and told me I was the best. But we were both still grounded.

2 They say "because I said so"

Because I said so is such a sorry reason for a kid to do something. The kid HAS to do it, but it lengthens the relationship distance between parent and child. It would be a lot better if parents gave their kids a valid reason or try positively lying. For example:

The wrong way to do it:
Parent: "Eat your vegetables son"
Child: "Why? "
Parent: "Because I said so"
Child: "I hate you"

The right way to do it:
Parent: "Eat your vegetables son"
Child: "Why"
Parent: "Because only cool people eat it and you'll be better at basketball. You do want to be a cool basketball player right? "
Child: "Yes! "
Parent: "Then you gotta eat your vegetables to become a cool basketball player! "
Chidl: "Okay! "

Me doing homework. The mom comes. I look at her. She looks at the homework. "Do this part." She says. I tell her "That's not homework". "DO IT." the mom says. "The teacher didn't say." I say. "But I said." mom says. The agruement goes for a long time. Finally me do it.
Before handing in Homework-I rub it out. The teacher looks at our homework. "Sam. Come here." teacher says. "You are not meant to do this part". "He tells her "Mom told me to.". "Didn't you tell her? " the teacher says. "I did" Sam says. "Are you sure? " Me put me hand up. "That's what me mom said." "Really? " she says. "I rubbed it out before I handed it." I say. "O.K. I will talk to your parents at the parent/teacher interview." she says. Interview is a long time away.
A homework later. Me get homework. The mom looks. "Didn't you do this part? " Me say "No". She see's note left by the teacher. "O.K. I understand." The note says that parents shouldn't force what's on the homework because they are not up to it. A ...more

First off all, this supports the notion that in any situation, you have no right to take the moral highground against the person saying this. For example, if this said person asked you to kill another person, you'd have no choice but to obey them.
Secondly, this demolishes the notion that children should be encouraged to form their own personalities. Say that a child would like to be an atheist, but lives in a conservative household. The respective thing to do would to be accept that about their child. However if they say "YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO THAT BECAUSE WE SAID SO", that would be stripping the child of what they believe and only put them down.
Additionally, this makes children pushovers and espescially prone to peer pressure.
There are so many more examples, but these are some main ones.

I HATE THIS SO MUCH! So I was at my niece's house and I had my phone to do my Spanish homework. My niece was helping her mom cook their food for their New Year's dinner and I wanted to go there with my phone. My mom stayed in my godmother's house (which is on the other side) and made me keep my phone with her. I asked why and she said because I said so. She said I was going to bother my niece and I said that's why phones exist to go on it while you're waiting for someone. My mom made me give her my phone regardless. I love my mom, but sometimes she is too much for me to handle.

3 They say you're getting an attitude when having an argument or just talking

This is ANNOYING. When grownups argue, it's apparentally called a "polite debate." But apparentally, when KIDS argue, it's called a "shouting match". Honestly

Me: Mom can I fill my water
Mom: you should not because five years ago you have started to use the bathroom at midnight
Me: I stopped last year now I barely drink water so can I?
Mom: Yells hOw DaRe YoU lEaRn To NoT hAvE aN aTtiTuDe
Me: I talked normaly...

Usually I'm talking to my father but then he thinks I'm "debating" or "getting an attitude". My mother is the same way but she's a little more... aggressive. So anyway today he thought I was debating and she jumps in. It was all because I had on pajamas but I wasn't going anywhere so why would I put in clothes? She jumped in and said pajamas. I was already wearing some so I was confused. She got mad at me because she thought I knew what they meant when I really didn't. I was trying to explain that he didn't specify at first and he told to stop talking. He was like " If you know the answer, why are you still talking? " Then they did something I really hate: talk at the same time. They both said, "If you don't want to wear, stay your ass upstairs! " Well I'll be damned. At least I had the decency to wear a bra under my pajama shirt!

So I'm 13 and I was at volleyball practice (my mom is my coach) and we were doing this drill for ball control where 3 people stand in front of the net with their backs to the net and there is a line in front of the outside hitter position the first person at the net passes the ball to you and you pass once to yourself and then to the next person at the net and so on and then you pass/set the ball to yourself all the way around the other side of the net and back to the line so anyways I was in the line and it was my turn so the first person passes me the ball and then the next person and finally I get to the 3rd person at the net and I kinda bump set it you know like. It was a pass but it would've been a good set and the girl at the net spikes it back to me and of course it goes over my head (always swing down! ) and I miss the ball but you aren't supposed to hit/spike the ball in this drill so I would've been the first person to make it all the way around and this girl (we'll call her ...more

4 They let your little siblings get away with more than you do

yea if my little sister do something bad my parents are blaming me and when I say it was them they are like they can't reach that or I told them not to touch it .

If I do anything wrong, it's always "How dare you!" If my little brother does something wrong, it's "Oh well. You have to learn, don't you." When we empty the dishwasher, he just runs upstairs, and plays on my Switch, and of course that isn't important when I go up to his room to get him when I realise what he is doing. I just get my laptop taken away for a month.

My brother plays games like Heroes Of Glory and has many times hacked my accounts to write sexual crude stuff. Guess who my dad blames for looking up "dodgy websites".

My brother has broken many glasses around our house, and has even slashed my neck with a glass ornament in front of my parents. Guess who my parents blame for having mental problems.

My brother stole a smartphone that wasn't his and broke it. He tore my mom's iPad jacket cover thing as well and even downloaded this thing on our shared computer that ruined it so badly we had to reboot it and it lost all its memory and data. Guess who's blamed for being "unfit for technology".

I just love the way they judge everything

SO true, my brother is a huge brat, he always has his nose in my business, he acts like a jerk to me, and he ruins everything I get or do. My parents let him get away with almost all of it, AND get me in trouble for garbage he does. I hate it so darn much

5 They get mad over small mistakes

Story of half my life. My mother refuses to apologize for any of it, too. For example, I own a small speaker for my phone to listen to music. I'm in the basement, listening at a semi-quiet volume. Mind you, my mom is upstairs doing laundry and you can't hear yourself think in there. She supposedly yells at me 3 different times to help her. You CANNOT hear a damn thing between the upstairs and the basement. So, instead of coming downstairs and simply asking for my help, she screams at my lazy ass step dad to get me out of my room. So he yells at me because, instead of finding the facts first, they assume I'm ignoring them. I tried to explain the problem and what really happened, but then they just sat there and ignored me. Even though all day I cleaned the ENTIRE 5 bedroom 3 bath house for them, and not even because I was told to. I did it to be nice. But they still tell me I'm being an arrogant prick because I couldn't hear my mom ONCE. I can't wait to find a job and leave. I'll ...more

"No one likes you"

"You're too lazy to even go to college"

"What do you even care about? Do you even care about anything at all? "

"No one is going to like you if you dress like that"

"Take that off it's stupid"

"You always want to start a fight"

"I'll really hit you"

"I'm done talking to you."

"Look at me"

"Just let it all out" (I was crying and my step-dad told me that in a sarcastic voice).

"No. You're just feeling sorry for yourself. You don't care about anyone, but yourself"

"You'll fit right in working at McDonald's, look at how lazy you are"

"Stop crying"

"Why are you crying? It's a simple task" (it's not simple when you're yelling at me for doing nothing to bother you! )

"You'll never get a boyfriend with that look"

"You're just disgusting"

"Just jump off a bridge why don't you? "

Etc., etc., there's still a ton of quotes all by my step-dad.

Me oops I spilled a little drop of water
Parents beat me up and ground me
Younger brothers haha we spilled our whole water not on accident
Parnets don't worry blame Gage
Me ._.

I was in my room and my sister was visiting me and my family from California. Then the phone rang. My sister and my mom were both in the kitchen (closest to the home phone) but none of them answered. My room is far from any home phone we own and then I completely hear my dad yelling at my name and I got up quickly and went out my room and he told me in a loud yelling voice to pick of the phone and ran to the home phone only to find it was too late to answer so my dad quietly cursed the d word. He started yelling at me for the whole house to hear and made me cry and embarrassed since my sister was there and she was an adult and I'm only 11 years old. The day before that he yelled at me probably 2-3 times for something I didn't even do. And there was even more people at my house. My 5 year old niece was in my room and she banged something against the wall several times under my bed and I was about to get under my bed and tell her to stop until my dad came into my room and yelled at me ...more

6 They turn the littlest things into a huge deal

Once, my dad wanted to pick me up and I thought my mom was in the car with him because I didn't hear her in the house for the whole day. So I was going to the front door and my mom was laying on the couch and said "why didn't you say goodbye before going off?! " And I simply said "well I thought you were not home or in the car with dad... Ok so bye mom" and while on the road my mom called my dad thru the speaker phone and said "why the hell didn't *my name* say goodbye to me?! " My dad just explained everything but my mom still thinks I was lying.
I just don't get why parents make a big deal about small things. I just didn't see her when going out and didn't say "bye" what the hell is the problem?!

I just got back from a trip and my ipad only had 30%, so I charged it with my charger. My dad says "give me your charger." I asked my dad why he needed it. He said his phone had no charge. I told my dad "I'm charging my IPad, I can give it to you later." He said " GIVE ME YOUR CHARGER NOW! MY PHONE HAS NO CHARGE." So I took the charger and put it on my dad's night stand, and he started yelling at me for not giving the charger to him in his hands, and made me plug in his phone. When I plugged in his phone, I found out he had 75%. After I finished plugging it in he grounded me for a month and on my way out kept yelling at me.

One time, when I was in 8th grade... It was in September 2015 when this happened... And it was on a Friday.

I was outside with my Dad where he was doing yardwork (as usual) and he wanted me to do something for him.

Dad: Hey, Marika. Could you take the green garbage can up to where the water jugs are?

Me: Okay, Dad---

Me (in my mind): I know he said water jugs, but I don't see any... I might as well just put them by this plant (to my right)

A few minutes later...


Me: I'm sorry Dad, when you said "water jugs" I didn't know what you meant

Then, he pointed to wear 3 large blue water containers were by the wooden fence of our driveway


After that, I went back in my house and said to myself...

Me (in my mind again): Well, screw this job!

Sometimes I would forget to bring home my books, yet they would get mad at me like I’ve committed a crime. At least they apologised though.

7 They call it arguing but you call it explaining

My mom asked me about someone in my class and I told her about them. I was a little annoyed I had to answer this, so when I answered, I sounded a little annoyed. Then, my mom and dad went on for an hour of how I can never be happy and will never be grateful for anything. The explained being grateful and happy to me like it was a foreign concept. They act like I'm the luckiest person in the world just because I'm an only child, and they get me things, which to them is like spoiling me. Then I ran up to my room and cried for a few minutes, then my dad tells me to bring his phone to him like nothing happened!

My sister started an argument and so I argued back and my mom told both of us to shut up and I said I shouldn't get the same punishment as my sister because she was the one who started it when she said not to say anything else I said fine but I was just saying that since my sister started it... You're not going to (place)! I didn't even want to go so I said I didn't even want to go anyways and she said not to say anything about else I said fine but I'm just saying you should choose something else because I didn't want to go to... You're getting a spanking!

This is one of the worst ones for me. Anytime my mom suggests anything to me that I don't 100% agree with she acts as if I'm attacking her. This is just one of the many examples.

Mom: Your boyfirend should get an associates degree in something because it's the new high school deploma as far as employment is concerned.

Me: I would rather him go to a trade school and learn something he actually likes and get a job that can't be out sourced.


Me:...I think I just said I wanted him to go to school but okay whatever...

It's generally always "You or someone you know should do this." "This would probably work better for me/us/them but it's the same concept as what you were saying" " YOU NEVER LISTEN YOU ALWAYS ARGUE"

Sometimes I wish my parents would disappear. My first panic attack was last week! They kept telling me to think of something creative after taking away my only source of inspiration. Step-dad came in to see me thinking of what to write (I really tried, but it's always "you're not trying hard enough"). He yelled at me and threatened me, he broke the closet door out of the walls. (I only got bruised a little since I was sitting next to it). My brain just shut down and I started having a panic attack, resulting in me also having a nosebleed while coughing up blood.

8 They are liars

When my brother decided to study music as a major and a career, my mom was supportive of him. She said, "I'll let you chase your dreams" and that "I'll let my kids decide their future". Thus, I had a conversation about my aspirations, and it went like this:

Me: Mom, I want to be an artist. (I'm in tenth grade by the way)

Mom: No. That'll never happen. You MUST become a dentist. Art will just be a hobby for you.

Me: Why?

Mom: You'll just starve and live as a beggar if you are an artist.

Me: But you let my brother pursue his dream of becoming a musician. Why won't you support my dreams? I don't want to become my dentist. I'm not interested in it. I love art, so I want to make it my career. Wouldn't it be great if my career would be something that I love to do? I have no interest in being a dentist.

Mom: Look. Dentists have high salaries. That's why you MUST become a dentist. Since you're my child, you have to listen to me. You won't have a ...more

I was just explaining to my mom how I want to start coding and creating games, making videos and editing them, trying to invent things, designing and acting (I'm 7th grade). My mom says that if you do that in your life, you will never use your brain and therefore you will have a dull life. She also apparently says that you will live the rest of your life poor and nobody will like you. Then I said that it wont interfere with my school. Then, she says that after you retire your job you can start doing those things. My dad totally agrees with me and thinks that it is a great idea and he will sign me up for plays right away. My mom says I can do it after I retire. She says I need to be an engineer and work for somebody but I just want to do any type of art where I can use my imagination and nobody can tell me what to do. I will do it though.

My mom has a secret boyfriend and its obvious. She sings love songs all day, texts all the time, and goes out without a explanation. I read her texts without her knowing at the store once, and she had a boyfriend. I talked to her about it, and she said "its just a friend" even though they were sexting each other. I told her I know she likes him, and she yelled at me that I destroyed her social life, she has no social life, and she still denies it. Once a MILLIONAIRE liked her, and she chased him off without my bro knowing! She told my bro the same things! I never believe her up to this day. She lies every day.

Well I was sick once and my mom let me stay home from school and she said nothing else but come take some medicine so I did and she left for work after getting my brother on the bus so I sat in bed played battlefield 4 and she got home at 2pm by the way this started a 7am she went right to her bed and took a nap so I went outside and played in the mud when I came back in she yelled "you do not go outside when your sick" so I said "well you never said that" she lied and said she did but I am 100% sure she didn't say that this is why I don't like her after she lies to me

9 They always think they are right

Look, I know my parents might think they know everything because they're adults, but COME ON! Just the other day I was talking to my mom and my dad comes storming into the kitchen yelling at me like "Rachel! You're supposed to be taking the garbage out! Not sitting around the house! " And then I realized it WAS garbage day, so I just went to go put the garbage near the road. But that's when the problem began: I asked him what garbage had to go out, and he answered saying the blue bin, the compost, and the garbage. I wasn't sure if that was correct, because I looked outside and everyone had their black bins and garbage out, so I looked it up on my tablet and told my dad it actually was the black bin and the garbage that had to go out. And guess what he did? He threw a hussy fit right there on the spot! He kept on telling me "No! You're wrong! It's the blue bin instead of the black bin, and blah, blah, blah." So of course my response was to correct him, and he continued with his ...more

Ok I am thankful of my parents but whenever I disagree with them they don't respect my opinion. Today when I was eating dinner I told them uniforms should be banned. This is how it went.
My point:No one I know gets bullied by the clothes they wear and I asked my non uniform friends if anyone does and they all said no, they cost a lot of money for parents

My mom's point:Everyone wants the latest clothes even though parents can't afford them

Me: (sits up straight and tries to start the discussion)

Family all laugh at me because I look so serious and all that crap. Even when I tried to make a point they just laughed at me. I felt like punching a wall. So my parents flat out disagree with everything I say and my brother who I absolutely hate continues to laugh and annoy me. I want to throw him off a cliff. Just because he's my family it doesn't mean I have to like him. I try to convince my parents that uniform is a waste of money but my mom gets angry at me for ...more

In my family, I must listen to whatever my parents say, even if I disagree. Why? Because it's apparently "respectful" and they "worked hard to raise me". Yes, they probably did work hard to raise me, but why am I not allowed to make my own opinions or choices for simple things like the way I hold a bowl?! They say that I'm in debt to them because they raised me. That doesn't mean that they should control everything I do. If I do make a remark or opinion on something like whether passion is more important or a good job, they often make snide remarks about my opinion. If I dare to point out that they're rejecting my idea completely, they just say that I'm too sensitive. It's quite obvious that they are disagreeing with me and trying to passive-aggressively insult me. Well, it's either that or they flat say they disagree and turn into a full-on debate. And then they start insulting my Chinese and how it's terrible and they can't understand it. If I start pointing that out, then they'll ...more

I love my mom and everything, I even appreciate when she grounds me and I deserve it. I also appreciate all the life lessons she give to me, but this really gets me angry lot of times. She NEVER recognizes things she say or do to me that are just not right at all, she also NEVER understands certain situations where I think I deserve to be understood (also, considering I'm a teen). You can't argue with her or say a word or you are being "disrespectful" and you have to obey because she is your mother...I always have to be the one that asks for forgiveness, even if it's all her fault or she is overreacting!

10 They want you to be honest, but when you are they get angry

My dad does this a lot. He never lets me express my emotions. He thinks I'M the toxic one and that I'm a huge grump. In reality, I'm really just going through puberty and can't control how I feel (that was hard to day, but I had to be honest). Of course my dad couldn't care less about that fact, so he yells at me over every little thing I say, even if I'm totally honest.

My dad recently joined church these past 2-3 years and changed. He turned from getting angry and shouting all the time to being angry and then having sudden moments of smiling and niceness afterwards (which is harder to deal with and more confusing! ). This month, he started to have us have family meetings every Saturdays to talk about rules (don't like it but unwillingly agreed), but before that we must listen to him pray before we review our household rules. I'm 17 and I've been raised an atheist (besides going to church for Christmas and such days) my whole life. We are an Asian family so we're not allowed to talk back to parents no matter how wrong they seem to be. So, for Saturday meetings, he said we can speak freely---whatever we want. I spoke honestly and told him I wasn't comfortable with him speaking about religion because I wasn't raised like that here and at school either and then had a fit. I literally had a panic attack, but afterwards both of my parents got angry and ...more

So true! My mom wants me to tell her about my school day and so I used to do that everyday last year. So last year there was this one really funny guy who did at least one funny thing everyday along with his friends, so when I come home I would usually tell her about what funny thing he did today. After like the third day she got mad saying I'm thinking to much about boys and not enough about work. I mean how is that eve possible, I have awesome grads, and me and that guy were just friends, it's not like I liked him or anything!

Coming home after she made me come shopping with her:

Mom: "What's wrong? "
Me: "Nothing"
Mom: "Something is wrong. Tell me! "
Me: "I don't want to say"
Mom: "I want to know! "
Me: "Well, I heard you gossip about me while I was in the dressing room. You told the cashier that I'm a really grumpy kid."
Mom: "Look at you! You ARE grumpy! Don't get mad at me! "

She might as well have said, "I'm the perfect parent and you're just the stupid teenager."

The Contenders
11 They never understand

Welcome to Gage's world where your parents never care or try walking in your shoes when they walk in your younger brothers shoes.

Welcome to my world. It's nearly impossible to make them understand something about your life. Even if they do understand, they never help. Then they wonder why you always slouch around in a sad mood. are you serious?

So I have Depression and I tell my dad about it, and he's like, "You don't have Depression! You're just sad!" Really? Sad for half of my life? I don't think so! My dad is the worst, whenever I tell him my feelings, he throws it out the window, and emotionally abuses me. He doesn't care about my feelings.

I feel misunderstood in my family. My parents and other relatives hug and kiss me, but I'm haphephobic. I told my parents them this and that I think it's uncomfortable, but they blow it off. I also have to do what they tell me to do. I just feel so submissive when I do that. This is a reason why I have trouble standing up for myself in front of my peers who are mean and even my parents. I was also really scared coming out as atheist to them, because I thought they'd be super mad. I'm also not allowed to have social media and all of my friends have it. I feel like they like me less ever since I told them that I was an atheist.
Update: I can have social media, but only Snapchat.

12 They think they hold your future

My ambition is to be a fighter. This isn't unrealistic. I am a very talented martial artist and if I had the support and the correct amount of time put in, I could be in the UFC in 7 years (I am 15). However, my parents want me to be a doctor and they are cutting my training drastically, they say fighting is a thug sport and they do not see the passion I have (and its not because I am a wannabe thug lol). They are COMPLETELY against what I want and they get mad when I even mention the word fight. They have planned out my entire life for me. I get that I need my education as well as my training as I need a backup. I am that type of a person that will put the time in even if studying and training is the only thing I do (I will give up anything like playstation meeting with my friends etc). I know that with my parents not being supportive of this, I will never be able to get there. I know how it will end up. I will be in a job (maybe a doctor) that I like but I will always be thinking ...more

I think when it comes to parenting, I know that most parents out there probably think that they can hold their child's future by controlling things when it comes to what they should be and what they shouldn't be when they grow up. And I think that's bad parenting because while I do understand there are parents who wants their kids to be a doctor, scientist, mathematician, vet, psychologist, architect, teacher, lawyer, or professor for example, that might not be their passion, and I do think parents shouldn't force their kids to pick one of those professions if they're not passionate or good at it. What if your kids wants to be an actor, professional gamer, YouTuber, musician, athlete, blogger, or painter simply because they're passionate and skilled on one of those professions? It's not like every people wants to pick the same professions just cause their parents force them to. They're gonna be a grown ups, and it's not up to you parents to hold their future. Also, I know this comment ...more

Well what happened today, I had an assignment to do and you all know assignments have a set date.
I was supposed to be with my girlfriend but at last minute I was told she can't come. I asked why, the response was you havn't done your homework, my response assignment before I repeat myself let me explain what an assignment is an assignment is a set of work to do with a subject due on a particular date. But still no you haven't done your homework, so I told dad to stop the car and I just walked home because I have never been so angry in my life (I punched the car door) and no I'm not just a spoiled brat who wants everything I very rarely ask for anything.

My parents are Christians and they stand against secular music. I create beats and I love to sing too, both gospel music and secular music. My parents; especially my Dad, would forbid me to go audition for a secular show to be in a secular music industry so I can finally have a life to live and get out my parents home. I made too many excuses why I didn't do this sooner but this time this year, I'm gonna go after my dreams and I don't care what they have to say about anything. It's my life, and I'm gonna live it.

13 They restrict your freedom

I had a friend, his parents made him work a lot. He had very good grades and he never had any missing work, I really wanted to be like him, but then I discovered that his parents were very strict and wanted him to work and work a lot, because when he was a kid, he was lazy and had lot of missing assignments at school. His parents gave him more studies and he couldn't do anything else : he couldn't play, he couldn't watch TV, he only got to go outside for like an hour, he couldn't even entertain himself during the week-ends... even when he finished all his work, his parents would restrict him from having fun and tell him to study for upcoming tests. He was starting to get anxious and started a depression, he even became mentally unstable and he was starting to act crazy (talking to himself, drawing disturbing pictures and even locking himself in the basement with the lights off...) One time he had enough and he confronted his parents and he said that If he couldn't enjoy life, he would ...more

I know absolutely no one with less freedom than me. They have to know the password to every account I ever make. I'm rarely allowed to be anywhere without my parents there except for school. I've been homeschooled up until now. I'm not allowed to have friends my parents don't about, and certainly not a girlfriend. At night, I'm not allowed to close the door so that I can't masturbate (I go in the bathroom). I'm not allowed to use the bathroom at night either. If I leave my room at night even once, they'll ground me for a week or so. I'm not allowed to use earphones. I'm not allowed to have unsupervised access to the internet.

In terms of religion, this happened to me. I was forced to join the corrupt Roman Catholic Church instead of serving my Lord God and Lord Jesus Christ and following their Word. I was abused for saying no, and it was difficult growing up. Despite this, God looked at me with pity and my friend and mentor, made a lot of great websites, such as Signs of the End Times. I am 22 now and this happened about 10-11 years ago. But other than that, my parents gave (and still give) me TONS of freedom. I've spent days alone at home since I was 11 playing Demons' Souls and they didn't even ask anything, except maybe to check on me every now and then.

I'm 11 and they won't let me post anything on Facebook that has anything to do with computers.If I do that then they will delete my Facebook account. They won't let me record anything and even if I record that I won't post anything on YouTube. They allowed me a few months ago, why can't they allow me now. I have a phone in poor condition. They are so busy that I only hang out with friends only 3 times in my life. They think that 1 thing is enough. Even all my friends and some people younger than me can do all this. Even my little brother who is 7 hang out with his friends more than me. My brother made a video that just puts all the negative stuff about me because someone told him to( Thank god he don't have a Google account so he can't post it on YouTube.

14 They don't value your choices

So I live in California, and I'm a sophomore in high school. My dad wants to move our family to Tennessee. While Tennessee is a nice place and all, it doesn't feel like home, I'm a California person, I want the beach, and the warm temperatures. Plus, my whole family and friends live in California. The reason why my dad wants to move us over there is only because he is tired of being a teacher and wants to create a record pressing plant. Not to mention, all the places he wants to move to are at least a half hour away from the the city. He isn't even considering me and my brother, or my mom. Its all for himself. I wish that there was some other place that would fit both his needs and my own, because if we do move, we are gonna be lonely, I'm gonna have to start off fresh in a new high school where I don't know a single person. Perhaps, I will adjust to it, and will eventually like it more than California, but its gonna be tough no doubt, our first year there.

I'm a middle schooler and my dad put me in band, I tried it, and I hate it. I don't want to play in band but my dad says it's "good for me." I get that and all, but band isn't my thing. But no matter what I say, my opinion dosen't seem to matter.

I decided to go to the chip shop close to my school because I was hungry and when I get home, my mom says your grounded just because I wanted some food.


My parents are so annoying.

I got grounded for -- as my parents put it-- "ignoring the rules and trying to fit in" ("posting" to Instagram. Apparently I can only have it if I don't post anything. The "post" I made wasn't even a post -- it was a comment. -- And I didn't even make the comment! My neighbor did on my account! -- Plus, I had a private account so if I did a REAL post, nobody would see it except my friends anyway.

Meanwhile, my dad posts every picture he HAS of me to Facebook with embarrassing captions, and despite the pervs who have --multiple times-- seen my photos, my dad still thinks his Facebook is safer than my instagram.

15 They compare you to other people, but when you say all the other kids are doing it or have it they tell you that you're not other kids

My mom: Compares me to my best friend and saying how sweet and kind he is
Me: Well if you want me to be like him why don't you give me an XBOX? He has one!
My mom: You're not like other kids

Me being a 15 year old boy belonging to the worst family ever need which, everyone keeps fighting with each other can say a lot about it. I feel very bad telling that they are looking after me just because they want to use me. They think when I'll grow up, I'll become their puppet and continue his business. All the hard work I do, and all the credit goes to my dad. My mom thinks that when I grow up, she will convince me and then I will make her famous. I have realised it but what about my younger brother? They have made it out that I have understood their intentions and that's why, I am being tortured and my younger brother is being supported. That is why my brother has forgotten all his manners and is now wicked. This happens with me everyday so I'm voting.

My mom is always comparing me to other people. "Patricia doesn't do this to her parents! Then why do you? " Or "You need to be more like, let's say Melissa, Melissa! She at least gets out to meet new people! " Yeah, well all the times that you've said "I'm not perfect." Or you yell at me when I say I don't want to do my face, Proactive, and I say I like it the way it is. Even sometimes at night I hear her talking to my grandma, we live with her, and saying mean things about me and everything I do wrong and my grandma tries to help, but it's always my fault something's happened... sometimes when I'm at my dads I think she takes that time to do it.

So true. My parents do this all the time.
Me (age 11): Can I have a phone? Every one of my friends have one.
Him: No, stop comparing you to your friends! You're not them!

A year later...
Him: Why can't you be athletic like everyone else on your soccer team? If you don't participate more often, you'll lose your phone for a month!
Me (7th grade): Maybe because I sprained my ankle, and maybe because I'm NOT THEM?
Me (after running and ankle twisted weirdly): Owww, my ankle!
Me: I'm a girl, and maybe I'm lying on the ground because of my ankle! (Shows ankle)

16 They demand control over your electronics

When we get/receive our electronics, it implies that they belong to us, and we control them, but even for the slightest things, they instantly become theirs.
"Mom, I got a 86 on the final"
"That's so bad! Give me your phone, NOW! "
"But the class average was a 79! And I had the highest grade in the class. Oh, my stomach hurts"
"Its probably because of that stupid phone. Give it to me before I take it and chuck it out the window! "
Jesus Christ parents are the biggest setbacks to anything you try to accomplish ever

When I was like 10, My friend told me about discord so I got an account and we started messaging each other. He invited me to a server with a couple other of my friends. Then my mom asked for my account info so I told her. Then I found out she was looking at all of my messages. My friends found out, and they banned me from the server because my mom was also looking at their messages.

They think our electronics are theirs just because they bought it and are paying the bills for it. When they give us something, it means that it's OUR stuff and WE have control over them! They bought it for us after all.

I'm 10 and about a month ago I was caught using discord. Dad was like, "What's discord?" I'm like it's website where you chat I've only been talking to my friends." Then I was grounded from electronics. :(

17 They take your things regardless of your permission

So I guess my mom though that I was asleep one night and she walks into my room (I don't say anything to her or let her know that I'm awake as I wanted to see what she was doing in my room at 1:30am. I watch her walk around with a flashlight and open my desk drawer and take out my wallet take something out and then put it back, close the drawer and leave. I checked my wallet in the morning and there was more that $100 missing! I asked her if she knew if my sister took it (obviously knowing the answer already) and she said that she wasn't sure and that she would ask my sister later. I then check my wallet again the next day and there was $50 dollars more that there were the previous day. So she had put some money back in my wallet. I ask her about it the next day and she admits that she took the money and that she has been doing it for years. I am now 19 and I have since then moved out of my parents house and have my own now. My mom never did pay me back.

My room gets dead hot in the summer because the sun is in the window 12 hours a day. I came up with a technique that can cool it off somewhat. I just keep my fan on 1 and revolve. I get a breeze. When she does child care she takes my fan and puts it in her much cooler room to keep the single napping child cool she's got her own fan. In the middle of the night I have absolutely NO sheets or blankets on with my fan on 3 and I'm laying in my own sweat. So I go in my mom's room and sleep in there. She gets mad and asks me why when I tell her, she just makes up excuses.

True. Once I was on my iPhone texting my friend in my secret room (under the bed surrounded with toys) when suddenly... A wild mom appears! She got really really cross and told me that I wasn't allowed to text until I was 23...that's RIGHT, NOT 12, NOT 11, 23! I tried to tell my mom that everyone else texts at the age of 11 or even 9 (that's the youngest I heard so far! ) but my mom says that I am banned from the iPhone FOREVER! YES SHE ACTUALLY SAID FOREVER...lucky for me that I have an iPad lol but I have no phone anymore it's a total misery :(

My mom always take my allowance away from me. She says that she'll pay me back by the time she gets a salary. The result is I wanted to get my money back but she'll never give me all her loans to me.

Lucky for her I did not ask her about her loans from me years ago. If I would estimate how much did she loan to me for my entire life, it would reach more than a hundred dollars.

18 They tell you to be quiet after asking you a question

"So how was school today? " "Well I "learned about the human- "Oh that's great and now let me quiz you on it! " How many bones are in the body? "Well counting the femur there are-"You obviously didn't pay attention! Are you getting good grades? " I got an 86 out of 100 on the test last week but I was sick for half of- oh ok but why didn't you get 100? Well I missed 3 classes last- sure sure ok well I Guess your phone and iPad and all your other electronics are mine until you get your- but mom I- DON'T INTERUPPTED ME YOU G LADY!

This is a big part of why I am such a quiet person. All growing up, whenever I would try to say something, my parents and even other people would tell me to be quiet or ignore me, so I eventually just stopped talking. Then as I got older, everyone would get annoyed or call me a name because I didn't participate in their conversations, usually because I don't have anything to say about whatever it is they are talking about, or because I don't care about the topic.

I get home, from whatever I was doing, and my mum asks: "So, how was it?" I try to answer, but as I try to answer, she says: "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I'm trying to do (whatever she's doing). Can't you see? Go to your room and think about what you've done." I quite enjoy this punishment, as I have my laptop, phone, switch, ect in my room, but still, she asks. It's so stupid when she does that!

Stepmom: Are you having a attitude with me?
me: No I am just talking to you
Stepmom: Why do you think you have to have the last word?
me: I was just responding to your question
Stepmom: Why are you back talking to me?
me: I was answering your question!
Stepmom: Excuse me, do you want to go to bed early?
me: No I was only answering your...
Stepmom: Then shut up!

19 They say "I’m the parent, you are the child"

I was doing my homework one day and my mom literally kept talking and I told her to stop, and after telling her several times, she still didn't stop. I yelled at her to shush and she said I was being "disrespectful". I said that it was her who was bothering me in the first place, and my dad said, "So what? She's the parent, she can do what she wants." Yeah, you tell me to "focus on my homework" but how do I do that with you talking? It's unfair!

I wished I could say to my parents "If I were the parent and you two were my children. What would I do to you? " But I'm afraid to tell that or my parents will slap me a lot for saying that.

My dad sometimes walks in on me while I'm taking a bath. But when I do it to him(accidentally), he always has a talk with me. Guess what he says when I tell him he does the exact same thing

Uh I had enough of it they literally say the same thing again and again it's annoying

20 They see only negative things inside you

I do a ton of chores, help out my siblings, then mess up ONE TINY THING then I get really in trouble. They didn't appreciate anything good I did!

My mom almost never points out anything good about anyone, if I'm doing something like writing an email to my teacher or something while she's talking to me she'll be all like, "Why aren't you listening to me? I bet you're just getting bored of me. You don't even like me, do you?" And I'll be like, "No, I'm listening!" And she'll just IGNORE that and be all like "God knows best." Like what?

But my mom is pretty great, this is just me ranting, and I know many other people have much worse mothers.

YESS! It's obviously impossible for my mother to see any good in me. All she sees in me is a rotten spoiled selfish kid when I serve for my church, turn in my assignments and do my best, pass all my classes, give to the homeless and less fortunate. My mom always yell at me FOR the smallest things I do wrong. Like if I don't here her she says : (my name) GET DOWN HERE! HOW DARE YOU NOT DO WHAT I ASKED YOU TO DO THAT AN HOUR AGO! (When it's only been 10 mins and when I tell her she goes all I'm RIGHT AND you're WRONG) she points out every flaw about me to my dad, friends and family and it lowers my self esteem so bad. :'(

My mum thinks I only complain, so when I actually want to say something that has to do with negativity, she complains about how I complain so much. So apparently she thinks I need help cause I talk to myself so much, when she took away all my internet friends, and thinks it's my fault I have no friends and get bullied. Does she even know how lonely I am? Sure I sneak on the internet every once and awhile, but I can't actually talk with anyone anymore. I just want a friend now...just one real friend :(

21 They deny half of what you say even when they know it's true

Ya, pretty much. They think they always know what's best, but they don't. I'm missing school tomorrow and I don't want to do my homework. My mom thinks I need to for some nonexistent reason. I can turn it in next week without having it marked late. She won't listen though. Whenever I ask her why, she says, "because I'll ground you if you don't." And also, "so you don't lose points" hello?!?! I already told her I wouldn't lose points. Then she told me it wasn't her fault if I didn't care about my grades. It wasn't my fault that she was too busy planning out her next argument that she didn't listen, like she always is. She needs to actually listen to other people. It's really rude!

So true. They avoid the blame for everything just because they're the adults. This is a minor example but they have done it in more serious situations too: I was at the mall and my dad got me pretzel bites. Since we had just watched a movie I asked if I could bring the pretzel bites in the van. "No," my mom said, "I still need to talk to your dad." Something like that. Then when I finished my pretzel bites I asked "Can I get some more, to-go? " And my mom said, "You should have asked to go to the van if you wanted them in the van." Excuse me!?!?!? I DID ask for that, but nooo, you were so busy talking that you didn't listen to me! Then she blamed ME for not being able to eat pretzel bites in the van. Apparently it's my fault that she talks too much. No, she's just trying to avoid the blame for it, just because she's the adult and parent and I'm just a stupid minor. Grrr...

When I offered my mom to help her clean the house my mom says "No. Go back to your studies instead. I don't need your help"

But when I was busy, she starts complaining like "Why won't you help me clean the house? You're lazy and you would be a terrible wife and mother in the future. You always treat me like a maid and blahblahblahblahblah"

I can't stand her sometimes. When someone wants to help her, she denies it and claims she doesn't need anyone's help.


And here they are now, complaining why I lack housekeeping skills without realizing how It's pretty much they're fault

I am the one who described my family and my pain on no. 3 and various other. This also happens with me when I say negative facts about my brother. Imagine how I'm living.

22 They say "who are you texting?"

Umm... Me and my imaginary friends just made a group chat and we're just talking about how horrible 2020 was and that 2019 was better. Kokichi keeps posting pics of him annoying Keebo while Keebo keeps saying that's robophobic. Salad Fingers eventually got sick of this and went offline for a while. The Mane 6 were pissed off and went offline to, so it was just me, Kokichi, and Keebo. I was going to say bye until you showed up.
Mom: You have no friends.

So so true and annoying. Whenever I'm seen on my phone or any electronic, which I'm barely on, they will snatch it from me and say I'm on it too much. I'm always spending time with them, so when I get alone time, I try to text my friends which is not that much. I purposefully go to my room for a few moments just to text or go on the Internet, but they either barge in and see me and take it away. They say I'm on electronics too much, but they just happen to catch me on them at those rare moments. It's really starting to get to me.

I honestly think that they enjoy seeing all the texts in our phones. I always chat with my friends in our group chat. Mom and dad keeps looking at my phone so they could know who I'm chatting with. When my mom had to go to school to get my report card, she asked my class adviser if I have a boyfriend. I knew that from our class adviser before the last day of school. I mean seriously? Just because I'm texting or chatting with someone, doesn't mean that I have a boyfriend! Really, gosh!

This happens all the time. I was texting a guy friend of mine, keep in mind he's just my best friend I don't think of him in any other way or ever will, and I told her who I was texting. She snatched my phone and told me that I shouldn't be chasing guys. I told her that I don't like himand we were just talking about music. She starts reading my conversation and says I'm boy crazy just for having a long conversation wtih him. Then she called be desperate and now she thinks I sent nudes cause it was just a boy. No trust in me smh.

23 They make you feel like a horrible person because of your decisions

I'm 13 and I've made some bad decisions I have hit people had the police involved but I know I'm not a bad person I just make stupid choices and no matter how small the incident my parents always start calling me names. E.g I wrote someone is gay on a bin at school get in a days detention tell my mum say I'm sorry. So she calls me a little boy. Now that was last year and it still hurts. Every time I do something wrong my dad calls me a disgrace, an embarrassment says I'm an animal.and sometimes I feel they don't love me

Like when you 18 years old (senior year) and you finally find a guy you like, but they hate him immediately and don't even know him, they just judge him by his looks and his friends and they let you know they don't like him every chance they get. Also let me just point out I have never had a boyfreind either. They also always tease me that I will be alone for the rest of my life, if I don't find someome. Talk about confusing.

Every time I want to take a break from their judgmental remarks and from school, they always bother me and then I tell them I want to stay in my room and they're like: WHY?

And then I get stressed again because they don't understand that I like being alone sometimes!

Happens every single time no matter what I tell them.

Honestly they ' use a guilt trip mechanic against me and it always gets to my head, makes me depressed and then I would try to de-stress myself and continue work but then it apparently is the adequate amount of time for them to but in my life again and depress me all over for wasting time...

24 They're overprotective

Exactly! This should be number 1! I cannot even say 1 mild bad word! I am allowed to use BABY WORDS! I'm 15! Not 2! I may be childish, but I am academically smart and sometimes mature! So annoying!

My dad is super overprotective of me. If I'm texting my friend, he will ask about it, if I want to go to a friend's house, who are their parents, do they live close, are they nice, text me to tell me your okay, like are you kidding me? He's way too overprotective of me.

Itskenny, I know it sounds racist, but I have no control over my Asian parents' beliefs. Most are friendly and won't harm us, but they would still make me avoid them due to the stereotype of black people and crime thing. My mom will obviously make me avoid:

-groups of black teen boys
-old homeless black men

There is one exception to this: I have a black friend who used go the same high school as me and sometimes we see each other in public. I'm allowed to say hi to him.

I have VERY overprotective parents and it's annoying. I am literally not allowed to go outside, like at all, even if I am just walking across the street. It's not that my neighborhood is particularly dangerous. This is dumb.

25 They're always interrupting you

I remember getting grounded several times because I kept interrupting my mom. But nearly EVERY TIME I'm talking to my dad, she just starts talking to him while I'm talking about something completely different. I ask her why she did that, and her response is "me and your dad can have a conversation with more than two people". I tell her, but every time I do that to you, you get angry and say I'm interrupting. Then she just gets angry and sends me to my room.

I was busy eating my fave food sauteed green beans that I enjoyed it. Suddenly that appetite got lost when my mom told me to prepare some ice from the fridge since she bought a bottle of soda. I got mad at her that my father ended up not telling me to fetch the ice and told my sister to get it instead (he's concerned about my appetite)

My mom calls me at least 3 times when shes working (& so am I) and at school she calls me on her breaks too. Like stop I don't want to talk to you all day. So annoying..always interrupting my work..then she wonders why I have hardly done anything. Then she calls and talks for 30minutes (her whole drive home) like be quiet phone someone else!

When I am extremely busy, I get 3 times more work from them for rediculous things. They call me back up every time I finish going downstairs and try to start my work. My homework never gets done because of this.
When I have NOTHING to do, they don't give me any tasks.

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