"Keep quietand just stayout ofhis/her way.""You knowhe/shelovesyou.""Childrenshouldn'tcut off theirparents.""You'rerememberingit as worsethan it reallywas.""Can you justcall him/herand let themknow you'reokay?""I was justdefendingmyself.""Your[sibling] isfine. What'syourproblem?""Familyisforever.""He/shedidn'tmean it.""Try to seethings fromhis/her pointof view.""Stopliving inthe past.Let it go.""Must belonely to needeveryone tothink just likeyou.""How was Isupposed toknow whatyou'd be likein 30 years?""You justpissedhim/her offso much.""Yourtherapist willjust blame usforeverything.""God,everythingmesses upkids! Youcan't win!""Why do youtell everyonebad thingsabout us?""Be thebiggerperson.""He/shedid theirbest.""If my kidsdid this tome, I don'tknow whatI'd do.""Imaginehow theymustfeel.""Stop blamingyour parentsfor all yourproblems.""Well, thatwasn'tabusive. Itwas justtough love.""You werea difficultchild,""Keep quietand just stayout ofhis/her way.""You knowhe/shelovesyou.""Childrenshouldn'tcut off theirparents.""You'rerememberingit as worsethan it reallywas.""Can you justcall him/herand let themknow you'reokay?""I was justdefendingmyself.""Your[sibling] isfine. What'syourproblem?""Familyisforever.""He/shedidn'tmean it.""Try to seethings fromhis/her pointof view.""Stopliving inthe past.Let it go.""Must belonely to needeveryone tothink just likeyou.""How was Isupposed toknow whatyou'd be likein 30 years?""You justpissedhim/her offso much.""Yourtherapist willjust blame usforeverything.""God,everythingmesses upkids! Youcan't win!""Why do youtell everyonebad thingsabout us?""Be thebiggerperson.""He/shedid theirbest.""If my kidsdid this tome, I don'tknow whatI'd do.""Imaginehow theymustfeel.""Stop blamingyour parentsfor all yourproblems.""Well, thatwasn'tabusive. Itwas justtough love.""You werea difficultchild,"

Enabling Family Member Bingo - Call List

(Print) Use this randomly generated list as your call list when playing the game. There is no need to say the BINGO column name. Place some kind of mark (like an X, a checkmark, a dot, tally mark, etc) on each cell as you announce it, to keep track. You can also cut out each item, place them in a bag and pull words from the bag.


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  1. "Keep quiet and just stay out of his/her way."
  2. "You know he/she loves you."
  3. "Children shouldn't cut off their parents."
  4. "You're remembering it as worse than it really was."
  5. "Can you just call him/her and let them know you're okay?"
  6. "I was just defending myself."
  7. "Your [sibling] is fine. What's your problem?"
  8. "Family is forever."
  9. "He/she didn't mean it."
  10. "Try to see things from his/her point of view."
  11. "Stop living in the past. Let it go."
  12. "Must be lonely to need everyone to think just like you."
  13. "How was I supposed to know what you'd be like in 30 years?"
  14. "You just pissed him/her off so much."
  15. "Your therapist will just blame us for everything."
  16. "God, everything messes up kids! You can't win!"
  17. "Why do you tell everyone bad things about us?"
  18. "Be the bigger person."
  19. "He/she did their best."
  20. "If my kids did this to me, I don't know what I'd do."
  21. "Imagine how they must feel."
  22. "Stop blaming your parents for all your problems."
  23. "Well, that wasn't abusive. It was just tough love."
  24. "You were a difficult child,"