It's natural for parents to worry about their kids. They want their kids to be happy and successful and to make their dreams come true - but the parent's of the kids on this list needn't worry, because their children know what they want. As adults sometimes we lose our way and find ourselves doing jobs we aren't satisfied with or ever thought we would do - but kids are dreamers.

Bored Panda has collected images from the internet of kids who know what they want out of life. Hilarious homework assignments, notes, and letters, scroll down below to feel inspired and don't forget to upvote your favs!

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Dream Big, Dr. King

Dream Big, Dr. King

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Nancy Jeckells 2 weeks ago

re the last bit, doesn't everyone?

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Children are still relatively unconditioned by society's conventions and are prone to say whatever comes into their brains, which is just an amazing thing! But how do we better understand our children's psychology? With thanks to Mom Junction, here are a couple of tips to make sense of the weird and wonderful things kids say and do.

Observation Is Key: "One of the simplest, yet most effective, ways to learn about child psychology is observation. Show interest in what your children are doing or saying. Observe their actions, expressions, and temperament when they eat, sleep, and play. Keep in mind that your child is unique and may have a personality that stands out, even as he grows. So avoid comparing your child with other children, as that not only adds stress to parenting, but also makes the child feel inferior."


#2

Chris Is Ambitious

Chris Is Ambitious

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Kaisu 2 weeks ago (edited)

Well, the first two are achievable at least!

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Since My Niece Could Write Her Name, We Have Been Mailing Each Other Letters. We Have Both Been Pretty Busy And Haven't Sent Or Received In A While, But Just Got This Today And This Kid Cracks Me Up

Since My Niece Could Write Her Name, We Have Been Mailing Each Other Letters. We Have Both Been Pretty Busy And Haven't Sent Or Received In A While, But Just Got This Today And This Kid Cracks Me Up

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Mary Rose Kent 2 weeks ago

She’s a keeper!

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Children Need Your Undivided Attention: "When you plan to spend time with your children, plan to do only that and nothing else. Your children deserve your undivided attention. If you try to talk to your kid while you are cooking, driving or doing something else, chances are you’ll miss on the most important insights your kid might give you about himself."

"Plan at least one activity that allows you to spend time exclusively with your kid. When you pay undivided attention to your kid, he or she feels safe and validated and is likely to open up to you more."

#4

My Kid Is Sharp...

My Kid Is Sharp...

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Neon Petra 2 weeks ago

If I had 100 friends I would... wake up.

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#5

Kid Opposes Trump's Policies; Just Wants To Netflix And Chill

Kid Opposes Trump's Policies; Just Wants To Netflix And Chill

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Kaisu 2 weeks ago

This is a very smart kid, props to them!

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Pay Attention To Your Child’s Environment: "Research has proven that a child’s behavior and attitudes are shaped largely by the environment that he is brought up in. To know the child better, you should pay attention to the environment he is in."

"Research also proves that the environment can affect the child’s brain development, which in turn affects the development of his language and cognitive skills. The link specifically talks about home environment in comparison to any other."

"Your child’s behavior is largely dependent on the kind of people that are around him and how they interact with him. Take time to gauge the kind of ambiance that has been created at home and his school. For example, if your child is being aggressive or is withdrawing from socialization, you may want to know what or who has influenced the child to behave in such a manner."

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Ambitious Kid Here

Ambitious Kid Here

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Slinkman 2 weeks ago

Graham Crofts Tomb Breaker

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#7

Stand Up For What You Believe In

Stand Up For What You Believe In

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Slinkman 2 weeks ago

The world would be better off if more people would walk arround with signs that are showing what they love, instead of all the hate. Good thinking kid!

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Listen – Let Your Kids Tell You Their Stories: "Talking is good, but listening is important when you have a conversation with your child. Initiate a conversation to get your child talking and then listen to what they are trying to say. Kids may not be able to express themselves clearly, which is why you should pay attention to the words that they use and their non-verbal cues as well."

"Not only should you listen, but also let your child know that they are being heard and taken seriously. Acknowledge what they say and respond to let them know that you understand what they say. If you don’t understand, ask questions for clarity. But be careful not to talk too much or ask too many questions, as that can shut your kid off completely."

#8

My Friend Found This On The Floor Of Her 8th Grade Classrom

My Friend Found This On The Floor Of Her 8th Grade Classrom

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Fox Dylan 2 weeks ago

Every relationship has got to have boundaries

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#9

Albert Is Going Places

Albert Is Going Places

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Monty Is Fiennes 2 weeks ago

More concerned about David actually....

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Observe Other Kids: "Sometimes, observing other kids who are of the same age as yours can also help you understand your child better. This can let you understand how your child behaves in a social setting and identify his strengths and weaknesses that determine his personality. This does not mean you compare your child with every kid his age and pass judgment on who is better."

"Parents tend to ascertain their children’s performance abilities by comparing them to other children. However, this can have a negative impact on the child, in the long-term. While comparison is not always bad, it can be dangerous when you overdo it."

For more insightful and practical tips on basic child psychology head over to Mom Junction. Your child's amazingly odd pronouncements or behavior will start to make much more sense!

#10

My Old School Asked Kids In Preschool What They Wanted To Be When They Grew Up

My Old School Asked Kids In Preschool What They Wanted To Be When They Grew Up

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Kaisu 2 weeks ago

Follow your dreams kids!

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#11

This Little Girl Has Her Priorities Straight

This Little Girl Has Her Priorities Straight

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Kaisu 2 weeks ago

Good for you Rachel!

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#12

Wife Asked Students To List Life Goals. This Kid Has Things Figured Out!

Wife Asked Students To List Life Goals. This Kid Has Things Figured Out!

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Mary Rose Kent 2 weeks ago (edited)

I hadn’t realized that herpetology included dragons, but that totally makes sense.

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#13

Kids In Cleveland These Days...

Kids In Cleveland These Days...

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Paula Poleni 2 weeks ago

Waaahahahahahaha oh lord. I laughed way too much on this one

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#14

Some Children Give Me Hope For The Future

Some Children Give Me Hope For The Future

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iblowsheep 2 weeks ago

Perfunctorally yours? I know it's misspelled but man. NICE!

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#15

A Child Left This Note In A Hotel Room I Cleaned Today. Pretty Solid Advice

A Child Left This Note In A Hotel Room I Cleaned Today. Pretty Solid Advice

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Mary Rose Kent 2 weeks ago

#Priorities

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#16

I Am A Lawyer, My Son Told Me He Had To Tell Me Something, But First Wanted Me To Sign This

I Am A Lawyer, My Son Told Me He Had To Tell Me Something, But First Wanted Me To Sign This

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Giorgio Prodoti 2 weeks ago

they learn quickly from us

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#17

So My Kid Has Now Realized The Full Potential Of The Little Recliner We Got Him

So My Kid Has Now Realized The Full Potential Of The Little Recliner We Got Him

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Mary Rose Kent 2 weeks ago

You cannot say Full Potential when there is no cupcake and juice...

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#18

Neighbor Kid Put This Letter In My Mailbox, I'm Tempted To Do It

Neighbor Kid Put This Letter In My Mailbox, I'm Tempted To Do It

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Mary Rose Kent 2 weeks ago

That’s one very motivated child, and that in and of itself would incline me to follow through.

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#19

My Wife Is A Teacher And Sent Me This

My Wife Is A Teacher And Sent Me This

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Marc 2 weeks ago

I am was born in Germany and we have no speed limits on some (!) of our Autobahn. I can tell you, it doesn't work. The thing is - You need a Flux Compensator to have it working!

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#20

My Three Year Old Daughter Had Her Teacher Write Me A Letter. Not Sure What She's Trying To Say

My Three Year Old Daughter Had Her Teacher Write Me A Letter. Not Sure What She's Trying To Say

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Marc 2 weeks ago

I might be wrong, but it seems that she doesn't like THAT cheese! But she loves you!

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#21

My 5 Year Old Nephew's List Of His Favorite Vegetables. Kid Has His Priorities Straight

My 5 Year Old Nephew's List Of His Favorite Vegetables. Kid Has His Priorities Straight

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Mary Rose Kent 2 weeks ago

Just be sure to drop some lettuce and it’s all good!

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#22

My 8 Year Old Nephew's Homework Assignment. Priorities In Line?

My 8 Year Old Nephew's Homework Assignment. Priorities In Line?

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Kaisu 2 weeks ago

These are my plans too

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#23

This Little Guy Has Life Figured Out

This Little Guy Has Life Figured Out

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glowworm2 2 weeks ago

For some reason, the line about wearing a sweater all of the time cracks me up.

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#24

My Sister Asked Her 3rd Graders Their Priorities For The Year

My Sister Asked Her 3rd Graders Their Priorities For The Year

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nanashi 2 weeks ago

the emoji is to tell you they definitely meant meth ;D

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#25

My Nephew Graduated Kindergarten Today. He's Got Big Dreams

My Nephew Graduated Kindergarten Today. He's Got Big Dreams

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Erika Jones 2 weeks ago

Get that kid a ride in the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile!

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#26

This Kid Knows What's Up

This Kid Knows What's Up

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Kaisu 2 weeks ago

Who doesn't want to be a king of dogs?

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#27

Apparently My Daughter Is Going To Be A Homeless Cavewoman When She Grows Up

Apparently My Daughter Is Going To Be A Homeless Cavewoman When She Grows Up

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Slinkman 2 weeks ago

She has big plans for the Feuchr it seems

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#28

4 Star Resort In The Heart Of South Beach. Kid Has His Priorities Straight

4 Star Resort In The Heart Of South Beach. Kid Has His Priorities Straight

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Demonic Darkness 2 weeks ago

I'm more impressed he can sit like that for extended periods of time.

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#29

As A Kid, I Had My Priorities Straight

As A Kid, I Had My Priorities Straight

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Kristy P 2 weeks ago

That's too bad. I'd much more have enjoyed a boat ride than videogames as a kid (still would!!)

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#30

Nice To Know 13 Year Old Me Had His Priorities Straight

Nice To Know 13 Year Old Me Had His Priorities Straight

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Sadia Timmermans 2 weeks ago

It looks more like his sisters and his mom instead of hot girls. Not So strange then?

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