It's natural for parents to worry about their kids. They want their cute kids to be happy and prosperous and to make their dreams come true - but the parents of the genius 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 these smart kids are true dreamers.

Bored Panda has collected images from the internet of kids who know what they want out of life. Hilarious homework assignments, funny notes, and letters - the things kids say documented and ready for you. Scroll down below to feel inspired by these little smart people, 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
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1 year ago

re the last bit, doesn't everyone?

Jacqueline Arana
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1 year ago

A kid drew that?? Impressive.

Monika Soffronow
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1 year ago

THIS is impressive (he was born in 1881): https://www.pablo-ruiz-picasso.net/period-first.php

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misteriosa
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1 year ago

That kid has better drawing skills and attention to detail than me.

Marc
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1 year ago

I bet Mr. Dr. King, in todays world, would have had the same dream!

Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

Those two things would create a much better world.

athornedrose
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1 year ago

wise beyond their years, these kids are.

chiizkake
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1 year ago

POIGNANT PLOT TWIST: This was drawn and written by Justin Bieber himself in the 3rd grade.

Sterrin Arnold
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1 year ago

Don't we all?!!

Restless
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1 year ago

I like this kid

Ari Granda
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1 year ago

me too kid, me too

Lavendar rose
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1 year ago

This kid is awesome!

Άρης Παπαδόπουλος
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1 year ago

I had to Google Rilling before understanding he wrote "Killing"

bahamut
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1 year ago

sorry kid not gonna happen

Danielle Wigger
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3 months ago

don't we all?

Max L.
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1 year ago

I think there's more people that doesnt like him amomgst the ones who knows and heard whatever he does

Max L.
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1 year ago

Maybe not everyone is a pacifist but the second wish makes everyone agree, pacifists and warlords friends and happy.

pilipe
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1 year ago

No, some people are not sheep and don't hate a singer because everyone does. Bieber is a great singer, and if you don't agree, you're hyprocrit.

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MnM2520
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1 year ago

Ain't that Stanley from the office?

Foxyloxylou
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1 year ago

why am i the only one that likes Justin?

Foxyloxylou
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1 year ago

i feel like i should have expected the downvotes

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SBW71
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1 year ago

Everyone's dream!

Bredan TheGreat
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1 year ago

This kid is going so far in life

Aneesha Prasannan
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1 year ago

😂😂😂😂

Giorgio Prodoti
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1 year ago

You know? mee to.

Tor Rolf Strøm
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1 year ago (edited)

Someone repeats what their parents or older siblings have said...

Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

Let’s preface this by saying that the only Justin Bieber song I know, I think is AWFUL. This kid makes garbage music. But teaching a kid to be that petty and bitchy and hateful on an assignment about MLK is fucking ghetto and trashy as fuck. Kids like this are haters as kids and haters as adults. Gen Z is fiiiiiiilllled with haters. I feel sorry for them because it’s a generation brought up on being bitter and petty on purpose. Wack shit.

ispeak catanese
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1 year ago

You ok Mew?

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Karen Dyer
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1 year ago

We all do wish he would go back to Canada

Kjorn
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1 year ago

no!!!! we got ride of him! Don't do that to us you monster!!!!!

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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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1 year ago

Micheal Jackson went from Black to white, so nothing can hold you back

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#3

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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Angie Jolie
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1 year ago

bahahhahahaha

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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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Slinkman
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Yeah, because children these days use phones to call people. Little Youtube watching, frozen-games downloading filter photo selfie-takers. (funny and smart answer from this kid btw).

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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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Slinkman
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1 year ago

You have to speak out when the president Trumples all your Netflix and chill dreams.

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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."

#6

Ambitious Kid Here

Ambitious Kid Here

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Slinkman
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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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Angie Jolie
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1 year ago

loves explosions and fire.... :v sounds like a future arsonist more than a fireman

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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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nanashi
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1 year ago

I'm proud of our next generation.

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#11

This Little Girl Has Her Priorities Straight

This Little Girl Has Her Priorities Straight

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Kaisu
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1 year 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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Slinkman
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1 year ago

I want to order one if this kid succeeds in with the last wish.

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#13

Kids In Cleveland These Days...

Kids In Cleveland These Days...

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Elina Kuusisto
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1 year ago

Bahahahaha!! 😂

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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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Giorgio Prodoti
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1 year ago

smart and polite

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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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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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Giorgio Prodoti
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1 year ago

after a long day of work all I need is just to netflix and chill alone

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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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Fox Dylan
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1 year ago

Funny kid

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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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Lucas
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1 year ago

Hasn't worked out for me yet...

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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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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

If you tell her to say cheese when you take her photo, she’ll probably barf.

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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
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1 year 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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Giorgio Prodoti
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1 year ago

when you find the first and do the second then you feel like you're doing the third

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#23

This Little Guy Has Life Figured Out

This Little Guy Has Life Figured Out

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AP
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1 year ago

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Yes. The wife....who will be later called Pizza the Hutt

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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
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1 year 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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Slinkman
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1 year ago

Thought he wanted to wear a body covering hotdog-suit, bit that wasn't what he meant :p

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#26

This Kid Knows What's Up

This Kid Knows What's Up

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Kaisu
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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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Elina Kuusisto
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1 year ago

This is really sad.

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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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Bredan TheGreat
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1 year ago

Why is this one so low.? It's amazing

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