Parenting is challenging, and it's inevitable that a harsh word will inevitably slip out now and again. However, sometimes these seemingly offhanded comments can stay with kids well into adulthood. That's why it's wise to know the types of comments from your parents that mess up your self esteem.
In the best case scenario, your well-meaning parent might have misspoken in a moment of stress or anger. It happens. If this was the case, then you might be able to let go of the remark for good. After all, everyone says things they don't mean now and then.
On the other hand, however, sometimes parents do get deliberately harsh with their children. Whether they're pushing you to achieve at any cost or talking down to you in an attempt to bolster their own ego, these parental relationships may need some serious reassessment. If these awful comments have followed you into adulthood, then you may need to find ways to deflect this kind of language, or even minimize contact with toxic parents. (A trusted therapist could be an excellent ally in this endeavor.) At any rate, hopefully you will be able to see these nine comments for what they are, and refrain from passing on such scorn to your own children.