How did it come to this?
You’re doing actual research (albeit informal) on daughters who disrespect their mothers, wondering if there’s something you can do to change your relationship for the better.
Before you blame yourself for everything going on in your daughter’s world or for the apparent change in her attitude toward you, we invite you to look through the collection of rude daughter quotes further down.
How to Use These Disrespectful Daughters Quotes
If you’re vacillating between “My daughter is disrespectful, and I’m tired of it!” and “I’m a terrible mother! What have I done to my child to make her hate me so much?” you’re not alone. And just knowing that can make it easier to deal with this situation.
If you find some new favorite quotes in the collection below, here are some ideas on how to make the most of them:
- Use an affirmation app (like I am) that lets you add your own messages;
- Create a relationship vision board with quotes that renew your hope;
- Write about your favorite quotes, using them as journaling prompts.
37 Disrespectful Daughter Quotes
Whatever your situation, if both of you still, on some level, want to have a good relationship with each other, there’s reason to hope for better times ahead.
Keep that in mind as you look through the quotes listed below. Make a note of any that stand out.
“A disrespectful daughter is often the sign that parents aren’t willing to enforce boundaries and consequences.” — Unknown
“A daughter who treats her mother poorly may never understand the sting of her disrespect until her own child treats her the same way.” — Barrie Davenport
“You can choose to disrespect me but I will not give you permission to hurt my spirit.” — Lailah Gifty Akita
“Is it possible to understand everything your mother did for you and sacrificed for you? If you did, you’d treat her like a queen — not a servant.” — Unknown
“When you disrespect your parents, you will no longer truly respect anyone in your life, including you.” — Aarya
“Your mom will put up with a lot because she loves you. But a mom who respects herself will not allow you to disrespect her. Don’t push her away with your thoughtlessness.” — Unknown
“Never disrespect your parents because they are the ones who guide every step of your life as like friend.” — Prachi
“Do you blame your mother for everything that goes wrong in your life? The process of growing up begins with accepting personal responsibility.” — Barrie Davenport
“With all the joy you brought me as a child, I never dreamed you could cause so many tears.” — Unknown
“Daughter, I will always love you, but I will never let you treat me with entitlement and disrespect. I love you too much to accept unacceptable behavior.” — Barrie Davenport
“The mother-daughter relationship is often fraught with conflict. But that doesn’t excuse treating your mom like a doormat. She deserves your respect and kindness more than anyone.” — Unknown
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“There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction. The moment you are old enough to take the wheel, the responsibility lies with you.” — J. K. Rowling
“This is the pain-pleasure of having newly adult children; they’re innocent and ruthless in forgetting their sweet old dependence.” — Ian McEwan
“Daughters learn pretty early how to guilt-trip and manipulate their mothers. Eventually, mothers figure it out and allow the little girl to assume her rightful place as a grown woman.” — Barrie Davenport
“Another person’s thoughts about you are outside of your jurisdiction; you have no authority.” Bryant McGill
“As a mother, you don’t have to join in every argument or pity party your daughter invites you to.” — Unknown
“Adult daughters aren’t too old to relearn the values you instilled in them when they were young. Insist on mutual respect and boundaries, even if it means you don’t speak for a while. If you don’t accept poor treatment, she’ll eventually stop offering it.” — Barrie Davenport
“I have often noticed that spoiled, petted children usually have very little love for their parents, or indeed for any one but themselves.” — Martha Finley
Now that you’ve looked through all 37 quotes about disrespectful daughters, which ones felt most familiar and relatable to you? Which would make great journaling prompts?
You know you haven’t been the perfect mother, but you’ve done your best with what you knew. You know your daughter has done the same. And you know things can get better.
What are you willing to do today to show your daughter and yourself some love?