Top Ten Things Your Parents Do That You Don't Like

The Top Ten

1 Don't let you do things you want to do

My parents don't let me do ANYTHING I want to do.

I hate this!

Me:wants to play video games
Parents:u got b on report card no video game for u(I’m Asian)

2 Be over-protective

My mom takes this UP TO ELEVEN! For example:

-she thinks that all black people will beat you up
-she thinks that 1 bite of dessert will instantly give you diabetes
-she thinks that all dogs will bite
-she won't let me go on upside down rides (except for a few rare instances)
-she won't let me go on a school trip to NYC THAT WASN'T EVEN OVERNIGHT (we live 2 hrs away)
-she thinks that we don't know basic safety rules
-she thinks that I will break all fragile items
-she won't let me ride thrill rides alone
-she thinks that I'm too weak to carry items that are over 20 lbs
-she thinks that being outside for 1 second will lead to instant sunburn
-she won't let me get out of the house by myself
-she won't let me go to a store THAT'S LITERALLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY HOUSE alone
-she won't let me cook my own food


One time I went to Six Flags Great Adventure and she would not let me ride the roller coasters and I had to ride the baby rides instead >:(

One time I wasn't allowed to watch a movie because it had people in it, even though it had nothing inappropriate.

I am 13, and SpongeBob is too "mature" for me.

3 Judge you

That's my parents for you

No one has the fighting me

My mom keeps saying I do everything wrong when i’m just doing it differently and it gets really annoying

4 Listen to old music

My mom either listens to music from where she's from, whatever's on the radio, or jazz lol

It's better to appreciate the classic, old music back then, rather than listening to modern music that's loud, brainwashing, dumb, etc...

That's quite arguable, many old songs are worse than modern music. Also, not all modern music is the pop stuff you hear on the radio. - junior1337

What's so bad about the Beatles? I personally never listen to pop music on the radio, only classical and comedy shows.

Nothing wrong with that.

5 Review your music

Anything I like is apparently a risk of hypnosis, according to my dad

Apparently anything I like is automatically trash. I like Nicki Minaj when I talk about her my dad acts like she’s the worst thing to ever happen to this world. My parents, especially my dad think EVERYTHING I LIKE is trash

My parents are Asian and they think that only black people listen to rap and hip hop

Especially if your parents think metal is the music of the devil.

6 Threaten you

Even when they helping you out. Do that chore you already did or I won't help at all damn it

7 Spank you

I've got MANY of these over the past few years - TheAwesomeDude54

its painful boi

I got spanked well not by the parents but I just wanted to say it hurts painfully crying 😢 and moaning in severe pain for going in the woods when whoever was in charge screamed no shrilly and then they got very angry so hit/beat me

8 Sing to modern songs

I HATE IT when my parents sing -.-

They can’t even sing

My dad always changes the word “you” to “poo” and sings in public, it’s really embarrassing.

9 Pretend to understand you

Nobody seems to take me seriously because I am shy-ish and short. Everyone thinks I am all cute, small and innocent when I just want to be understood.

Don’t mess with short people when they’re angry, despite my petite physique I can flip furniture across the room if I am mad enough.

10 Yell

The Contenders

11 Force you to do things that you don't want to do

My parents not only forced me to ride It's a Small World at both Disneyland and Disney World, they also forced me to go to a boring Chinese lantern festival.

Yeah like SLEEP/NAP WHEN I'm NOT EVEN TIRED AND I JUST WANT TO HANG OUT WITH MY FRIENDS! Ugh it’s so annoying! You can't force someone to sleep and nap all the time! I’m old enough to decide for myself when I need sleep! 😡😡😡😡😡
And sorry for rage but I needed to let that out.

12 Constantly remind you to do stuff


13 Not feel sympathy for you

Once my mom yelled at me in front of my relatives and made me cry in public and she refused to apologize to me even though she scared (and also embarrassed) me! >:(

14 Compare you to other kids

My parents are Asian and they do this ALL THE TIME!

This is way to relatable

15 Watch movies that you can't
16 Play on their iPad all day

Dad: don't play iPad all day it's bad for your eyes

(later takes iPad to bed with him)

17 Be lazy

My mom once said she had me and my siblings so she wouldn't have to do things.

In an area of our house there are 2 trash cans THAT ARE NOT EVEN 5 FEET AWAY FROM EACH OTHER and my parents choose to use the one that's closer to them.

18 Blame you for what your siblings did


They also blame me for what MY COUSINS did as well.

19 Expect you to apologize when you do something wrong but they refuse to apologize to you

Especially if you don't feel like apologizing...

What they did was wrong, too! >:(

LIKE BITCH U ain't ROYALTY! sure give me tons of mental abuse then expect me to deal with your bs outside the house hell no!

by the way when someone asks u a question/ the old bitch should have said yes or no then the question

20 Treat you like an immature person

My Mum accuses me for bring immature and swears at me for no reason. She even takes her anger out on me.

Man I sure wish this was added sooner. My parents only see me as immature when I start showing it, yet if I'm mature (which is most of the time) I never get recognized by them. And then my mother spends her days at home playing on her iPhone and my father complains about literally everything else (who yells at the T.V., honestly).

21 Listen to modern pop music

My mom ruined Senorita, Moves Like Jagger, and Sorry Not Sorry for me. I am NOT showing her Taylor Swift unless she gets me her merch, takes me to one of her concerts or gets Taylor Swift to meet me in person.

My mum singing my favourite songs has ruined the songs for me.

Please don't tell me your parents listen to One Direction.

My mom likes What Makes You Beautiful by OneDirection and my dad likes PPAP. I HATE BOTH OF THOSE SONGS! >:(

22 Compare you to other kids that have higher grades than you

This is at an unreasonably low rank for what it means. Parents love to compare you to that one friend who has higher grades than you (let's call him Bob). However, if you do better on a test than Bob did, they will say, "Don't compare yourself to Bob. You should only compare yourself to those who are better than you."
In this case, you'd want to say, "Excuse me, but how many times have you said that Bob is better then me? He can't suddenly be worse than me just because he did poorly on a single test, right? According to you, mom, Bob is smarter, more talented, and more polite than me by far." However, you can't say anything because you know that your parents will find some ridiculous excuse to cover themselves up.

My mom is so annoying. She always like "How come your friend is in the top of the class? How come you're just average? You should learn how to be like her! " And I can't talk back because I have to RESPECT my parents(even when they barely respect me).

My parents only get mad if I get a C. - TheAwesomeDude54

23 Ask about your period repeatedly

This isn't a bad thing, it's rather funny because I could totally relate to this! Every time I'm not feeling well, my mom would ask the same thing lol. I respect how she at least cares though, cuzz I've had really bad cramps before and she was always there for me

My mum does this when I am tired or not feeling well. Then she goes on about... umm Vajayjays and Puberty stuff IN PUBLIC and I tell her I feel awkward but she says "Nobody cares." UGH

My mom does this all the time

24 Ignore you

Even worse is the silent treatment. Once my dad got so mad at me that he refused to talk to me for several days despite the fact that I was trying to apologize.

Quite annoying, but I’ve gotten used to it.

25 Reprimand/criticize you for every little thing

I dropped something, she calls me clumsy.
I carry heavy objects, she thinks that I will injure myself. (object is only like 20 lbs)
I accidentally made my sister mad or cry, she screams at me like I've murdered someone.

Story of my life here.

26 Not allow pets

I used to like pets, but because of my Mom showed me a video of a girl that tried to get her hand of a stray dog(which was biting her hand)when she was on her way to school, Then her mother came and hit the dog so hard, the dog wont let go, then a old man came and helped her, Yes they got the dog off the girl, but the dog now starting to bite her mom's hand, her Mom was struggling for her life. Finally, they got the dog out the woman, and the dog ran away. Now I have fear of dogs. But I'm voting for other pets instead.

My sister and I love dogs and would love to have one, but my mom will only allow dogs if we have our own places.

27 Say "no"

Their favorite word

28 Not compromise
29 Take their anger out on you

When my parents get mad then they'll talk to and give me a nasty attitude whenever I attempt to talk to them

My parents always get angry at me

30 Control what you watch on TV

My parents won’t let me watch Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones, or You and all of my classmates watch those shows

My parents don't allow me to watch YouTube videos unless it's listening to music because they believe that everything else will give my computer a virus.

Also if I want to watch my favorite shows on T.V. I have to obey certain rules. For example, if I want to watch horror movies or shows like "Ghost Adventures", my mom will allow me to watch them under the following circumstances:

-I can't watch them during the night (like when it's dark outside)
-I can't watch them if my sister is in the house
-I must keep the volume down even if I can't hear the movie/show's characters talking

I watched the 1995 movie "Showgirls" and I got in trouble with my mom for it. She said that it was too inappropriate for me to watch. I am 26.

Adults can handle movies with sex and nudity in them! >:(

31 View you as a troublemaker

My parents view me as a troublemaker just because I’m a teenager

Yes well...I’m their little devil for a reason!

My cousins and sister do bad stuff and my family automatically thinks that they are the innocent ones and I’m the one who was doing the bad stuff >:(

32 Defend bad people

My cousins would do bad stuff and blame it on me and they defend them just because they're younger

Someone is being a douche to me, I tell them and they try to come up with reasons on why they were a douche. My girlfriend cheats on me, they defend her!

33 Tell you to not cry

Sometimes, my dad yells at me so much that I cry and he tells me to stop crying

34 Complain about your life too much

Bad moods makes it worse

35 Expect you to be more productive

I'm 26 and I still don't know how to cook (so sad, right? ), and I REALLY want to learn. My mom always complains that I am so lazy and expects me to cook, but every time I beg my mom to let me make my own lunch on the stove, she ALWAYS says "no".

This happens with my dad

36 Say you can't have snacks

My parents rarely let me have snacks

I only eat like a toddler's portion for lunch (eg. a sandwich) most of the time. Every time I ask for more food my parents are always like "no that's enough. You will get fat if you eat any more". That's why I tend to snack in the afternoon because they feed me so little for lunch. I eat like 1-2 servings of chips and my parents are like "Why you eat all the time? Stop eating! "

I'M STARVING! All I had for lunch was a small sandwich! >:(

37 Roast you to your relatives

Whenever we're at a party my mom always tells the other grownups random things about me and they all laugh about it.

Coreforce, the little devil in: PARTY PANIC!

*parents enter dinner party, along with me*

Mom:, I remember this place, it really takes me back.

Dad: I agree, I remember singing together on this stage when we first met. *turns to look at me* Your mom was a shimmering star when she danced, you should've been there.

Me: oh, dad! *laughs*

*The crazy family then sit down to eat, but unfortunate moment has risen for Coreforce, our little devil.*

Mom: (in head) Hmm this party could use some funny stories, I got just the thing!

Mom: *Runs on stage, grabbing the microphone, smiling as she steps on* Excuse me everyone, I have a good story to tell...

Me: uh, mom...what are you doing?

Mom: So our little devil, coreforce, wanted to do a bike stunt but when he got a ramp to use it, it was too weak for his bike and he fell flat on his face!

Guests: * laughing*


38 Have high expectations

My parents to want me to get all A’s, take all honors classes, earn the high honor roll, get academic awards, and get a masters degree

(My family is Asian)
Me: Mom I got a 88 on my math test. It's great!

Mom: Only 88? If you study more you would've get a higher grade!

I feel sorry for all the Asian kids who have to go through this...

39 Turn off your TV

Like when you are watching a T.V. show and they won't let you finish it even if there's only like 1/2 hr left.

Me: (watching "The Great Gatsby" on T.V.)
Mom: turn off the T.V. and go to bed
Me: can I finish watching this part first? I like this part!
Mom: No. Go to bed!

40 Tell you to get off the computer

I have homework!

And a highscore to win

41 Tell you to get off your phone
42 Tell you to take your headphones off
43 Tell you to study more

My parents force me to study constantly

(I'm Asian)

Mom: do you have homework? Are you done your homework?

Me: I'm done with my homework

Mom: go review it or study for next week

44 Say negative things about you

My mom called me “spoiled” and “selfish”

My mom called me “lazy”, “fat” and “useless” :(

45 Tell you to speak a foreign language in public

We’re Asian and my mom insists that I say certain words in Cantonese in public and never to speak English because she’s afraid people will eavesdrop on us.

46 Have different views and opinions on everything

I go through that all the time. One of my parents tells me to do one thing, I get right to it. Then my other parent comes along, and tells me to do something else in a "drop what you're doing and do this thing for me" tone, and then the parent who told me to do the other thing first gets mad at me for not doing that thing. I live with two brothers and one sister, they're capable of doing a task that I cannot do at the moment.

For example: what should I have for lunch/dinner? Mom tells me to eat something. Dad thinks the item mom suggests is "unhealthy" for me and tells me to eat something else instead. I want to eat both items, but I'm only allowed to pick one item to eat. Now I'm confused and I don't know what to eat.


47 Say "You need to find real music"

I told my mom that if she goes to every house on the street and asks every person what real music is, they would all have different answers

All music is real, because it exists.

48 Buy things for your siblings and cousins but not you
49 Have you do things for them
50 Force you on baby rides

(At Six Flags Great Adventure in 2010)

Me: Mom can I ride Nitro ands Kingda Ka?

Mom: No. Too dangerous! Ride this kid's airplane ride with your sister and dad instead. It's safer

Me: >:(

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