Things Parents Say To Their Kids Over and Over and Over…

Do you ever feel like you are on a repeat cycle of questions/commands/orders daily with your kids? Does each day feel like a Groundhog Day? Here’s a list of Things Parents Say To Their Kids at least once a day (and in my house, often way more than once!):

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Where are your shoes?
Why do you only have 1 shoe?
What do you mean you can’t find your other shoe?
We are leaving!
Put your jacket on.
Everybody in the car.
Are your seat belts buckled?
Time to go!
Do you need the toilet?
Did you put the seat down? Did you put the seat up?
Did you flush?
Did you wash your hands?
Did you use soap?
Give me back my phone.
Maybe later.
I don’t know. Go ask your mom/dad.
Go tidy your room.
Just a minute.
Go brush/comb your hair.
That is the last time I will tell you.
Please will you…
Thank you.
Did you hear what I said?
What did I just say?
Don’t make me count to 3.
Not on a school night.
Because I said so.
I can see you.
Close the door.
Not now.
Where is your sister/brother?
Leave your brother/sister alone
Did you turn off the light?
Turn the TV off
Where did you have it last?
Did you look in your room/in the living room/in the hall….
Pick up your bag/jacket/sweater/toy/book…
What do you mean you don’t know how it happened?
How do you know you don’t like it? You’ve never tried it
One more bite
I’m on the phone
Go get a paper towel
Go brush your teeth
It’s bedtime!
Go to sleep!

and, of course,

I love you

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Over to you now. Do you find yourself saying these things on a regular basis? Tell us any we missed out in the comments below!

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls