Over-the-top advertisements of children's accomplishments are everywhere. "Watch Matthew's game-winning shot!" a mom shouts to her Facebook friend uploading a video. "Little Susie is years ahead in math!" a dad proclaims at a family barbeque.

But often these compliments can get a little out of hand; moms and dads aren't impartial when it comes to their kids' abilities. Whether they realize they're doing it or not, they can easily over-exaggerate.

And when they do, they end up on the subreddit called r/WokeKids. The number one internet archive of proud parents. Continue scrolling to check out our hand-picked posts from this entertaining online community and a few random pictures we found elsewhere that we thought are very appropriate and go with its content well. Enjoy!

#1

Yea Sure

Yea Sure

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Pim de Vente
Community Member
9 months ago

It is challenge to grow smarter than your background allows you.

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#2

Enough Of Your S**t, Rebecca

Enough Of Your S**t, Rebecca

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Aaron W
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9 months ago

When your three year old is smarter than you. You probably should have somebody cutting up your food for you.

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All this child-centered bragging, despite its patent violation of the social ideals of modesty and respect for others, may be, according to University of Pennsylvania sociologist Annette Lareau, PhD, an outgrowth of the hothouse style of parenting that pervades our culture.

Lareau, who has studied the habits and behaviors of contemporary families, calls this practice "concerted cultivation." She thinks it's a way middle-class parents tend to see "parenting as a project," something to be managed and organized and programmed.

#3

That's Quite A 6yr Old

That's Quite A 6yr Old

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Smilejustbecause
Community Member
9 months ago

Ha! This is funny

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#4

The Gifted 4 Year Old High-Unschooler

The Gifted 4 Year Old High-Unschooler

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Spinz
Community Member
9 months ago

Poor kid!

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"There's a way in which an activity is more intense for the mother than it is even for the child," Lareau told WebMD. "And the competitive nature of activities is woven into the heart of the process."

Psychiatrist Alvin Rosenfeld, MD, believes it's much better to concentrate on the whole child instead of just the part you like. "Many focus on their children's achievements, rather than getting to know their kids as individuals," Rosenfeld explained. "The dilemma is when kids become valued only for their accomplishments -- or when they live up to your fantasies of what they ought to accomplish -- not for who they are as people."

#5

I Cried

I Cried

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Buren
Community Member
9 months ago

I asked my adult friends what they want for Christmas. They didn't say cake, they said donut, I cried.

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#6

Ouch

Ouch

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Cecilia Herrera
Community Member
9 months ago

Busted.

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#7

“Hey Buddy Hold This Spatula Real Quick”

“Hey Buddy Hold This Spatula Real Quick”

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Be Al
Community Member
9 months ago

And then I woke up.

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Parents need to remember to model the behavior they want their kids to develop. "If they see and hear you bragging, that's the behavior they'll emulate," Rosenfeld added.

Social etiquette matters. Don't be a braggart; we don't know about other families' struggles and challenges. The parent you might be tempted to tell about your kid's athletic accomplishments, for example, may have a child with a physical disability.

Again, focus on who your children are as people rather than their latest test score. "We rarely hear the simple praise, 'He is such a good (or good-hearted) kid,'" Rosenfeld said.

#8

In The Womb? Sure

In The Womb? Sure

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Rijkærd
Community Member
9 months ago

I want to know how "old" is 2 and 3 years old now coz my maths ain't mathing...

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#9

They Would Rly Die

They Would Rly Die

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
9 months ago

At age 9? In 2021? This is 100% something a kid that age could plausibly say. I get a feeling that the people who object to these don't interact with many children.

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#10

Power Ranger Quotes > Bible Verses

Power Ranger Quotes > Bible Verses

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XSpooky_Mint
Community Member
9 months ago

Ya know, most people who grow up around people like this end up being hardcore atheists and agnostics

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Psychotherapist and author F. Diane Barth said that if you do feel compelled to brag to other parents about your kid, be sure to give them equal time to brag about theirs and try to think of something you admire about their children in case they can’t come up with something.

Every parent wants to tell the world their kid is something special, and they should, but the trick is to balance it out. As you can see from the pictures, there's a line between being incredibly impressed with their accomplishments and talking the kids up to the point everyone thinks you're simply full of it.

#11

Damn, That 2 Year Old Is Genius

Damn, That 2 Year Old Is Genius

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Spinz
Community Member
9 months ago

TWO? Do people genuinely expect others to believe posts like these or is it some sort of satire I'm not in the loop with?

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#12

Capitalistic Kid

Capitalistic Kid

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

Tom Sawyer whitewashing the fence.

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#13

I Don’t Think This Kid Is Even Old Enough To Form Full Sentences

I Don’t Think This Kid Is Even Old Enough To Form Full Sentences

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Buren
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh for f**k's sake

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#14

Trump's Twitter

Trump's Twitter

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XSpooky_Mint
Community Member
9 months ago

My three-year-old niece said "Ah yes, wonderful news. Thank you for telling me, fine lad. Please, have twenty dollars"

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#15

Story Of A Woke Son In The Wilds Of Twitter

Story Of A Woke Son In The Wilds Of Twitter

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Walking On Sunshine
Community Member
9 months ago

Who remembers when people were embarrassed being caught in a lie?

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#16

Been Waiting For The Right Place To Post This Enlightened Toddler

Been Waiting For The Right Place To Post This Enlightened Toddler

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Earl Grey
Community Member
9 months ago

If you can have make-believe friends, you can have make-believe children too.

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#17

An Interesting Title

An Interesting Title

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Spinz
Community Member
9 months ago

This is easy enough to believe for me, then again there was no specified age

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#18

Hmmm

Hmmm

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
9 months ago

Well, to be fair, this is actually pretty true. My daughter is not allowed to show any part of her stomach or shoulders at school, but I am allowed to own any number of assault weapons.

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#19

Here's One I Might Actually Believe

Here's One I Might Actually Believe

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von Funnyname
Community Member
9 months ago

well... that took a turn. Think he's upset about something?

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#20

Airtight Proof Santa Isn’t Real

Airtight Proof Santa Isn’t Real

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
9 months ago

Absolutely unbelievable.

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#21

Socialism Is Now Affecting The Kids!

Socialism Is Now Affecting The Kids!

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Viviane
Community Member
9 months ago

I suspect this is a joke.

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#22

Folding Ideas Calling Out The Wokest Of Kids

Folding Ideas Calling Out The Wokest Of Kids

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Steve Fischer
Community Member
9 months ago

You are on drugs

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#23

Another Politically Aware 11 Year Old

Another Politically Aware 11 Year Old

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Walking On Sunshine
Community Member
9 months ago

Now this one could be true lmaoooo TikTok brought down his entire Tulsa rally.

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#24

Seems Practical

Seems Practical

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Dina Simoné
Community Member
9 months ago

That is not that uncommon. Two to three languages happens regularly in immigrant families. I grew up with three. Ten languages on the other hand seems pretty hard.

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#25

Oh God. I’ve Encountered My First One In The Wild

Oh God. I’ve Encountered My First One In The Wild

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
9 months ago

You spelled “Chicken Nuggets” wrong.

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#26

Yeah I’m Sure Your Kid Gave Up The Chance For Free Candy Based On Some Adult’s Political Views

Yeah I’m Sure Your Kid Gave Up The Chance For Free Candy Based On Some Adult’s Political Views

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Walking On Sunshine
Community Member
9 months ago

Look at those absolutely sick Trump trash women. They are an embarrassment to our country. Raising monsters.

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#27

R/Wokekids Or R/Thathappened ? Can’t Decide

R/Wokekids Or R/Thathappened ? Can’t Decide

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
9 months ago

This is the first post that I think might have actually happened.

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#28

It Just Sounds Better

It Just Sounds Better

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adiiantryx
Community Member
9 months ago

don't get me wrong, i don't think this happened

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#29

Hm

Hm

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malenchki
Community Member
9 months ago

Meh sounds like something I might have said I can bring myself to believe this at a stretch

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#30

Just Found This On Facebook Lmaoooo

Just Found This On Facebook Lmaoooo

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Steve Fischer
Community Member
9 months ago

What is wrong with these people?

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#31

Yeah, That’s What An 8 Year Old Is Worrying About

Yeah, That’s What An 8 Year Old Is Worrying About

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NsG
Community Member
9 months ago

I understand this. It's in the language of a child, but the gist is if you teach in subjects without showing how those subjects are connected, you miss an important learning opportunity. Science contains maths. Geography contains science. History contains social studies (and vice versa). And some of this crossover starts in primary school. I'm not sure I get what he means about music, but the rest of it makes sense. And is absolutely what an 8 year old can worry about.

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#32

Poster Claims Their 5th Grader Did This

Poster Claims Their 5th Grader Did This

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Reviewer UK01
Community Member
9 months ago

Believable. Small children are parrots, if they've heard something, especially opinions heavily foisted on them, they'll reproduce on demand. Many antivax parents are scared their child will be secretly vaccinated at every doctor's appointment, so they teach them what they want them to say in this fictional scenario. Sad.

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#33

That Kid Loved It

That Kid Loved It

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
9 months ago

I’ll take “Things That Never Happened” for $400, Alex.

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#34

I Used To Be A Woke Kid Myself Back In The Day!

I Used To Be A Woke Kid Myself Back In The Day!

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Rijkærd
Community Member
9 months ago

Kinda f****d up parenting in my opinion...using a kid to pass your political message is not some proud s**t. Leave the kids out of a mess they dont even understand

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#35

Sure Man

Sure Man

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
9 months ago

You have fulfilled your parental obligation by brainwashing your kid?

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