Things Parents Used To Say That Would Shock Millennial Parents

Some things our parents said to us… just wouldn’t fly today. Because it’s all about building them up, helicopter parenting and so on…

By Felicia Czochanski on January 17, 2018
(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for Boston Children’s Hospital)

Oh the joys of parenting! I still remember when Dan and I brought our first born, Jackson home. We were holding that little 7 pound boy and I remember Dan saying, I just don’t think I could ever get mad at this sweet boy. And then that sweet little boy turns into a 7 year old with tantrums along the way and somewhere along the way YOU turn into your parents. Well kind of. Some things our parents said to us… just wouldn’t fly today. Because it’s all about building them up, helicopter parenting and so on…

Not back in our parents and our grandparent’s day. Sometimes I think it’s a miracle I’m even here. So… here we go! Things parents used to say that would SHOCK Millennial Parents.

“IF YOU DON’T QUIT TOUCHING YOUR BROTHER I’LL CUT YOUR FINGERS OFF AND LET THE DOCTOR SEW THEM BACK ON.”

“PUT SOME BEER IN HER BOTTLE — IT’LL HELP HER SLEEP.”

“DON’T CALL UNLESS SOMEONE IS DEAD OR THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE.”

“IT’S YOUR BROTHER’S TURN TO LAY ON THE FLOOR OF THE CAR NOW.”

“LET HIM GET HURT. IT’LL TEACH HIM NOT TO DO THAT AGAIN.”

“YOU CAN GO TO BED WITHOUT DINNER.”

“WHO CARES IF SHE FAILS MATH? SHE’S JUST GONNA BE A MOM.”

“JUST TIE A STRING AROUND YOUR TOOTH, TIE THE OTHER END TO THE DOOR, AND SLAM IT.”

“WHAT DO YOU GET? YOU GET TO LIVE ANOTHER DAY.”

“GO FIGHT EACH OTHER OUTSIDE.”

“YOU CAN WALK HOME BY YOURSELF.”

“I’LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT.”

“GO TO THE PARK. JUST BE HOME WHEN IT GETS DARK”

“YOU’RE CRUISING FOR A BRUISING.”  – today it would be more of you’re crusing for some time in a safe space!

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