I Wtk Something Your Parents Told You That Has Stayed With You

list something that your parents told you that has stayed with you growing up 249 People


    My dad told me he hated me. I still live with that today. That same night he told me I ran away. (But i ended up coming home 5 hours later..) When he was asleep. Hes a drunk.
    ascs ascs
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 26, 2009

    Just To Name A Few....!

    "Sorry's not good enough" "You're making me sick" "You'll never be happy" "No one can be happy unless your happy" "Life's not always fair" "You don't try hard" "You're always bad"
    inhale123exhale inhale123exhale
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 8, 2011

    Some of the Cruel Things My Parents Said

    When I came to her place for Christmas once, I said I was feeling a bit down because I just split up from a boyfriend.  Her only words were: "Don't ruin everyone's Christmas". I told her about when a man in the street attacked me.  She replied: "You...
    Bluegrass Bluegrass
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Apr 8, 2008


    Its not an aww kind of stuff..   ""Only the final result matters!""
    Floydian Floydian
    26-30, M
    13 Responses Feb 1, 2009

    Learning to Drive

    I remember when I was 16 years old, learning to drive.  My dad always made me cry, so my mom ended up teaching me.  Whenever I came up upon a curve, she'd tell me, "Brake going in, gas going out."  Only a few years ago did I realize that's a perfect...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Sep 25, 2008

    Good Advice

    My father has told me these quotes..."You want to get ahead in life, don't lie, have clean living and hard work, these matters most."  "Let life come to you.....James 4 says You want but you do not ask...."If you ask anything in my name (Jesus) if it be...
    infowoman infowoman
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2009

    My Mother Told Me......

     My mother told me from the time I was a little girl that you can not trust any one. That most people will open up their big mouths and try and spread lies from what they were told by you. That if you trust someone with money that you will not get that money back, that trusting...
    SloanMarie SloanMarie
    Jul 25, 2011

    Here's One

    "You'll never graduate, you're much too lazy" I graduated in 2007. 
    garbanzobean garbanzobean
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 16, 2008

    Don't Make It Hard For Yourself..

    My mom always tells me the weirdest thing.... she's kind of funny so sometimes I  don't know if I should take everything she says seriously..  But 4months ago when i was so down and really frustrated she sat next to me  on our  living room  and out  of  nowhere she told me...
    jazzME jazzME
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2011
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels
    46-50, M
    Sep 23, 2014

    Lol So True!

    - Dont ever give up, when you reach a dead end climb the wall, if the doors are sealed find a window. There is always a choice and only you can say when you have failed. -If it was easy, it wouldnt be worth it. - Smile at everyone you meet, you never know when the kindness you...
    Jbass84 Jbass84
    May 9, 2012

    You don't always get what you want.

    . But if you try sometimes.. You might just find you get what you need :)
    deleted deleted
    Dec 10, 2014


    Never have regrets, because at one time, it was exactly what you wanted. Saying it and living it are very separate things of course, but it definitely helps me shed some.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2010

    Several Things...

    My father has said some stuff to me that has really suck with me... lets see.. "Get a job."/ "Why dont you have a job yet?", I think I was 12 or something, lol. "The only thing you have in life is your word, your word is the one thing no one can take...
    Silver01ta Silver01ta
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 17, 2008

    My Parents Used To Say...

    "You can do everything that you put your mind to."Whenever I was confused and I didn't think I could get things finished in time, my parents used to always urge me to try with a positive mindset. This one little quote helped me get through so much when I was growing up. I find...
    akaia akaia
    22-25, F
    Feb 19, 2011

    Always, Always, Always.

    My mom told me one night before she went to bed, "I love you, always always always." That will never leave my mind, because I know she meant it and I know what a delicate situation we were and still are going through. She said it around the time she got sick and...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2009

    I Can't Really Remember Any Good Things....

    One my dad use to always say, and sometimes still does, and it hurts me so much everytime he says it. "If only I had pulled out" or "you are the biggest mistake of our lives" and one my mom use to say a lot... "if only i had not chickened out of that abortion"
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2010

    I'll Always Come and Get You

    My dad realised too late that, throughout my entire childhood, I never felt safe.  At the same time, he realised that I had sought his protection when I was really quite young, and he had inadvertantly denied it.  When this realisation dawned on him - I was 14 - it...
    adjyo adjyo
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Feb 4, 2009

    I Can't Really Remember Any Good Things.

    ... One my dad use to always say, and sometimes still does, and it hurts me so much every time he says it. "If only I had pulled out" or "you are the biggest mistake of our lives" and one my mom use to say a lot... "if only i had not chickened out of that abortion"
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    I Was Told....

    To question everything. Find out yourself from multiple sources and then make up yor mind. Think about the consequences of something.
    shaepastaqueen shaepastaqueen
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2011

    Something From My Mom

    "We were sometimes broke, but we were never poor." Specifically, she meant her family when she was growing up. I have no idea where my family fit along that spectrum during my formative years, but I never had to go to bed hungry and beyond that I figure everything else is just...
    doctormadmann doctormadmann
    Dec 19, 2011

    From Mummy With Love

    Quote from my mother when I was 13." you are not going to be beautiful so it's a good thing you are clever", you bet it stayed with me, it hurt like hell.. it did wonders ( ahahah) for my self esteem, but utimately she was right , looks do fade and a sharp mind will keep opening...
    atalossforwords atalossforwords
    41-45, F
    Jun 9, 2012

    Mom's Training

    1. Always look your best. Take care of your appearance. 2. In clothing buy quality over quantity. Well made items that will not fall apart when washed. 3. Always say thank you. Verbally or in had written notes. 4. Be a good example. 5. Be on time. 6. You only have one chance...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    12 Responses Sep 25, 2008

    Not to Care About....

    ...others may perceive me.  Momma (which is what i call my grandmother) and Mommy both always told me and the rest of my cousins and sister the same thing.  They really placed emphasis on how i should think about what God thinks of me, though...  They didnt teach...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 5, 2009

    Nothing Good

    One my dad use to always say, and sometimes still does, and it hurts me so much everytime he says it. "If only I had pulled out" or "you are the biggest mistake of our lives"Or my Mom:"if only I had the abortion" Only good thing was I was told by my mother, me being alive was the...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 13, 2013

    When It Doubt...

    Whenever I was younger and I felt like I wasn't "cool" enough my parents would tell me, "Fake it till you make it!" I've kind of taken that and used it on a lot of things. For instance, if I'm sad I will fake being happy until I am happy. It's surprising how...
    SecretBeliever SecretBeliever
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 25, 2008

    Birth Parents Did Nothing/ My Wifes Grandparents Told Me At 12 Years Old

    that it all comes down to you are only as good as your word if you do not keep they you and not worth anything and even as we grew up with each other i kept my word the them and her mother to protect her but in the end i could not stop death the day it came for her they had had...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Jul 6, 2012

    Here's My Favorite

    My dad would, okay still says, " Close the door I don't want to air condition the neighborhood."  I can't tell you how many times I heard that :).
    tenderheart08 tenderheart08
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 9, 2008

    Throw Away Child

    I have an older sister.  Growing up my sister was the clone of my Mother.  They even wore the same style shoes.  Because of my medical problems, arthritis etc I was not exactly what my Mother wanted as a daughter.  Whenever we would talk about my medical...
    Nicbeth Nicbeth
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2008

    Words To Live By

    My dad told me after i was engaged, that marriage is a 50/50 relationship. I went into my marriage with that attitude, and has worked ever since. I will be passing this on to my boys. Although she has to be willing to do the same. I can't thank my dad enough for this advice, 18...
    curious2b curious2b
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Feb 19, 2011

    Lots of Things

    Your no good. Why cant you be like your little brother? Youll never amount to any thing. You have a demon in You. If you cry it will be worse. You have a pimple. Your not capable. You cant be my son. Just thinking like that is a sin. Your going to go to hell. Its too late for You...
    The1960texan The1960texan
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 2, 2012

    My mother told me be careful,

    you might get hurt. I'm careful and still get hurt.
    chemjanet chemjanet
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2014

    damn just stayed up all night it is

    now 5:00 am dont feel tired probably will feel the backfire later tho
    mysteriousnite mysteriousnite
    16-17, F
    Feb 1, 2015

    Only Thing I Remember

    The only thing I remember hearing that would be considered advice came from the ***** donor (aka dad). "Never trust anyone, not even your father because he f^cked your mother".   True story and I'll never forget it. No wonder I'm a freakin' mess!
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Apr 4, 2009


    Another one that really stuck with me is something my dad said to me when I was learning to drive. Since teen-aged boys have something of a reputation (usually deserved), he was talking to me about driving safely. He told me that every time you get behind the wheel, you're not...
    SuntObosit SuntObosit
    56-60, M
    Jul 11, 2012

    In the Last Yr

    I had heard that my mother could never handle my disablity. That really, really hurt me to know this. I have not looked at her the same way since I had heard that.  I just always thought she never went with me to my appointments as a kid and had my dad go was because of my...
    sassee1 sassee1
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Aug 16, 2008

    Get Over It

    I was an introspective, angst-ridden college art student...trying to convince my parents of the depth of my reasoning. Twenty years old,  thinking about taking another semester off from college...just not sure about what my art really contributes to this world. My mom says...
    Lilt Lilt
    24 Responses May 23, 2009

    Before She Died

    Before my mom died, she once told me that we don't always get what we want but we always get what we need. And that goes for everything in life whether it be experiences of family members.
    anorganizedmess anorganizedmess
    18-21, F
    Jul 28, 2013

    Nothing From Birth Parents

    as i was very clear i was not wanted and even put down for killing my twin that was the girl there wanted
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Dec 12, 2011


    my mom said that she was sorry that she gave birth to me ..... got over it though :)
    nissanr34 nissanr34
    13-15, M
    Aug 14, 2011

    Nothing Is Ever That Bad

    A boy committed suicide in our small town. I was around 12 years old, the boy was in high school.  Our families didn't know each other, but it sparked a serious conversation in our home, and it left its mark. My parents were strict, and I cared about their approval.  I cared...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Jul 11, 2012

    This One...

    "I hate your guts, I should've had an abortion with you" My response was something like "Why didn't you?"   I remember that one.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Mar 9, 2008

    What I Remember My Mama Saying Before She Died 4 Years Ago

    "I love you more than the whole world." "You'll always be my baby not hers." "I don't want to do this and have you hate me for it later."
    Tryin2BottleUpLightnin Tryin2BottleUpLightnin
    26-30, F
    Jun 17, 2011

    It Will All Come Out In The Wash!!!

    Although it wasn't my parents that taught me this phrase, it has in fact stuck with me for a VERY long time!!! My grandparents were truly grandparents of a different color; so I adopted this little older lady that I dearly loved who treated me more like a grandchild than I had...
    notshortfunsized notshortfunsized
    36-40, F
    Jul 6, 2012

    From The Mother That Gave Me A life At 12.5 Years Old And Her Parents

    every thing they taught me about how to be a man and how to treat others but the biggest thing was is you are only as good as your word i was taught many thing like opening door, pulling out chairs helping others i was taught there were more forms of racing then drags [ we loved...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Dec 12, 2011

    Life's Not Fair - Get Used To It

    It sounds harsh, but it's so true. When you're a kid you're always complaining about something or other not being fair. Well life isn't fair and the sooner you get used to it, the better. It's not going to change when you get older. Other people will judge you on your looks...
    SuntObosit SuntObosit
    56-60, M
    Jul 11, 2012

    Dad Said...

    "Children are only young once... ... so let them play". He used to tell my mom this so often when I can not be found. I never stopped playing since hearing him say it.
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    16 Responses Jun 21, 2010

    Tattoos Are For Bums and Jailbirds

    To this day I do not like tattoos...
    invisible321 invisible321
    51-55, F
    Jan 28, 2013

    Getting Me To Behave...

    Mom: I'm going to give you up for adoption!!!
    emt281 emt281
    18-21, F
    May 3, 2011

    Love What You Do Not Do What You Love

    My dad grew up poor. He worked hard and sacrificed a lot to give us the life that we have now. And to give you an overview of how hard he worked, well I'm 23 years old and I never had to lift a finger to get the things I want. So he always tells us life isn't about choices...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep
    22-25, F
    Jun 26, 2012

    What Stayed With Me....

    the numerous times my mother begged me not to have children till i was over 30-35 if at all cos she wished she hadnt had me. my mum told me the other day that her and my dad used to joke and *draw straws* about who would ask me about my day cos i just constantly babbled and went...
    esoterika esoterika
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jun 11, 2010

    My Parents

    I wasn't particularly close to my dad growing up. I always loved him and respected him, but I didn't know him. Not really. He was just my dad, and I think children have a hard time for the most part thinking of their parents as actual people with feelings/ideas/dreams/fears, and...
    autimom autimom
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Feb 5, 2009

    She Told Me Too Much :(

    okay where to start umm the first thing i remember was her telling me that i was just like my dad and that she hated him, then she gave me fine pointers on how to kill myself, after i was raped she told me that i deserve everything i got, apart from that just the normal things...
    leftoutforever leftoutforever
    1 Response Jun 19, 2011

    There Are Maybe a Million...

    You have to be a friend to have a friend. That's probably the best line she ever fed me.   With my brother and I, she used to always say, "I knew I could never give you anything so I gave you each other." I think that has a lot to do with the foundation of...
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2008

    Shaping My Religious Attitude...

    People often call me a hypocrite.  I have a deep interest in religion, despite calling myself an agnostic.  I love visiting places of worship.  I've knelt in mosques, temples and churches and taken part in all sorts of religious rituals.  I view my lack of...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 4, 2009

    My Dad Said....

    " Its all about productivity" otherwise you are not gonna get anywhere, resulting that no matter how hard I push myself or how hard I work, or how much effort I put in, I never feel like I am good enough and that what I have done is good enough........thats the way it goes if you...
    Gaspar1111 Gaspar1111
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2011
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