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'My parents didn't want me to get left behind.'
"Do you want to play doctorate?"
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, playing, make-believe, role-playing, fantasy, dress-up, dress up, education, higher education, phd, doctorate, postgraduate, postgrad, student, students, university, universities, college, colleges, overachiever, overachievers, ambitious, starting early, studying, learning, teacher's pet, precocious, getting ahead, intelligent, smart
A woodpecker fashions a statue of a woodpecker.
Tags:woodpecker, woodpeckers, sculpture, sculptor, sculptors, self-portrait, self-portraits, portrait, portraits, tree, trees, design, designs, designing, designer, designers, overachieve, overachieves, overachieving, overachiever, overachievers, artist, artists, artistry, above and beyond, call of duty
"I fully expect the third grade to hold plenty of difficulties, but I've had a restful summer and think I'm up to whatever challenges I encounter."
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"Who the hell is Dizzy Gillespie, anyway?
Tags:satyr, satyrs, mythological creature, mythological creatures, pan, flute, flutes, flute players, magical flute, magical flutes, jazz, jazz music, jazz musician, jazz musicians, famous jazz players, trumpet, trumpet player, trumpets, trumpet players, musician, musicians, dizzie gillespie, famous trumpet players, greek gods, faun, fauns, overachiever, overachieving, stand out, standing out, genius, geniuses, prodigy, musical prodigies
"I've finished my New Year's resolutions, and now I'm going to get a running start on yours."
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"In pre-school I was an overachiever. Now, in first grade, math is threatening my reputation."
'The problem is you're a perfectionist. You don't always have to be totally evil. Sometimes it's OK to just be annoying.'
"Yes, it is an impressive collection. I was just wondering if you have any trophies which aren't from your Mum."
"Well, get a load of the bartender's pet!"
'Kindergarten is supposed to be fun. You mustn't be doing it right.'
"My dad says I won't need a career mentor until at least 3rd grade."
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'I was an overachiever.'
'Don't give up the day job...'
'We were too busy.'
'One way you derive your sense of security is from the tactile sensation of your teddy, can you say that?'
"I can't wait to get to school! I love the joy of meeting a challenge, of reaching my goals and then over-achieving! What could be better than that?"
"Let me guess...this one's yours."
"I get A's all the time and it's no big deal. You get one 'A' and everybody goes crazy! Why is that?"
Tags:baldo, low bar, low bars, set the bar low, setting the bar low, brainiac, brainiacs, high standard, high standards, smart kid, smart kids, achievement, achievements, overachiever, overachievers, overachieving, double standard, double standards, unfair standard, unfair standards, high standard, high standards, sibling rivalry, sibling rivalries
"You must try your best...no matter what you do. Just don't get obsessive."
"So what name are you gonna use when you get older?"
"That's okay, Dad...I'll tell Gracie you can't take her to her study group."
Tags:baldo, brother, brothers, sister, sisters, sibling, siblings, best friend, best friends, bond, bonds, bonding, family bond, family bonds, favor, favors, favour, favours, study group, study groups, studying, academic, academics, overachiever, overachievers, overachieving, bike, bikes, bicycle, bicycles, handlebars
"It's not fair! I only got 100 on my English test!"
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"It's one of life's great rules...do something great once and you'll hear about it forever. Do something great all the time and you're just another overachieving brainiac."
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"The best thing about winning an academic decathlon...is the new friends you make."
Tags:baldo, academic decathlon, academic decathlons, mathlete, mathletes, brainy kid, brainy kids, smart kid, smart kids, intelligent, intelligence, new friend, new friends, trophy, trophies, winner, winners, winning, reward, rewards, high iq, high iqs, smart student, smart students, overachiever, overachievers, achievement, achievements