That's just sad, isn't it? If there's anyone who should be blamed for this, it's the people who shun the overachievers, not the overachievers or their parents. That said, I don't really see this happening. I mean, I can be competitive to the point of being really annoying, but when there isn't a competition to be worked up about everyone knows I'm pleasant and approachable. So no, I don't really see where you're coming from.Number Two: they're kind of like outcast. Everyone thinks they're overachievers and better than everone else so it's harder on that person when they socialize.
Guess not, but why did she continue doing it anyway? It's not like she would have been whipped or sent to jail for calling it quits. I think it's good that parents try to get their kids involved in as many things as possible so they can find something they truly like or are good at. (I think we've talked about this in another thread too) And it's even better that parents push their kids to succeed. Example - I hated swimming, but my parents forced me to go for swimming classes and took me to the club pool three times a week and a year or so later I finally decided I kind of liked swimming.Besides academics. If you make your kid do an athletic acticity, piano or something they'll probably be good but never great. Has anyone seen that cheesy movie "The Ice Princess". It was about this girl who loved ice skating who ended up being better than the ice skating coach's daughter. Because she loved it so much.
Sometimes it just takes a while.