People Reveal The Worst Advice Their Parents Ever Gave Them

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Vote up the absolute worst parental advice nobody should follow.

As you get older, you realize that your parents don't know everything. These stories of parents that gave their children bad advice are proof of that. Check out this list of bad advice from parents and vote up the absolute worst advice. 


  • 1
    16 VOTES

    'Put Others First And They'll Respect You For It'

    From a Redditor

    Put others first. Everyone will respect and love you for it.

    Nope. Just got taken advantage of, a lot.

    16 votes
  • 2
    13 VOTES

    'You Don't Need Medication For Your Mental Health'

    From Redditor u/Wewillhaveagood:

    "You don't need medication for your mental health!"

    Guess who's on medication for mental health, 10 years later?

    Both of my parents.

    13 votes
  • 3
    10 VOTES

    'Date Him Because He's Rich'

    From Redditor u/aciddlollipops:

    You should just date him because he makes a lot of money.

    10 votes
  • 4
    10 VOTES

    'If Someone Wants Something You Have, Just Give It To Them'

    From Redditor u/BBQSauceJacuzzi:

    If someone wants something and you have it, you should just give it to them.

    I clean my brother's dog's poop once, and now he expects me to clean it up simply because I can and it's not a hard job. This sort of thing happens a lot in my house, and whenever I tell my dad about it, he says something along the lines of, "Well just do it, it'll make him stop complaining." UGH, not if I make him think it's okay to complain about more things!

    10 votes
  • 5
    8 VOTES

    'Don't Get A Credit Card'

    From Redditor u/Original_Score:

    That credit cards are evil, never have one. Also, loans are bad. Don’t borrow money for anything ever. I understand not having debt is a plus, but good luck doing anything in adult life without a credit history.

    8 votes
  • 6
    8 VOTES

    'Just Repair Your Crappy Car'

    From a former Redditor:

    Not to get rid of the crappy car they gifted me because the repairs were "cheaper" than a car bill... [$15,000] later I could have had a new car. Oh, and I'm still doing repairs on it, but no longer have the credit for a car bill.

    8 votes