37 Quotes About Your Parents Hating You


Dealing with toxic parents can lead to instances of manipulation and control. These quotes about parents hating you capture the fall out and emotional pain that is caused by such actions.

“All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers.”

“But I’m learning it’s human nature to want the things you can’t have. What changes is how you go about pursuing the things you want.”

“But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.”

“By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.”

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.”

“Children who are not encouraged to do, to try, to explore, to master, and to risk failure, often feel helpless and inadequate.”

“Don’t stand unmoving outside the door of a crying baby whose only desire is to touch you. Go to your baby. Go to your baby a million times.”

“Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.”

“First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.”

“Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?”

“I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.”

“I think part of being a parent is trying to kill your kids.”

“I think when you become a parent you go from being a star in the movie of your own life to the supporting player in the movie of someone else’s.”

“I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them.”

“If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it.”

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”

“It never gets easier, missing you. And sometimes I wonder if it ever will.”

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”

“Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.”

“Listen, there is no way any true man is going to let children live around him in his home and not discipline and teach, fight and mold them until they know all he knows. His goal is to make them better than he is. Being their friend is a distant second to this.”

“Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.”

“Many kids, it seemed, would find out that their parents were flawed, messed-up people later in life, and I didn’t appreciate getting to know it all so strong and early.”

“My dad had limitations. That’s what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.”

“Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.”

“Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet.”

“Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up.”

“Parents shouldn’t leave their kids unless —unless they’ve got to.”

“The job of every generation is to discover the flaws of the one that came before it. That’s part of growing up, figuring out all the ways your parents and their friends are broken.”

“The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.”

“There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.”

“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way.”

“To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”

“We don’t always do the things our parents want us to do, but it is their mistake if they can’t find a way to love us anyway.”

“We realized that the version of the world they rendered for us was not the world they really believed in.”

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.”

“You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations.”

Parental alienation is just one form of domestic issues that negatively affects the relationship between parents and their children.

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