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"If you can get his parents to go ballistic, he can't hit a thing."
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"Dad, now can I be a fireman?"
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"We can't go on like this, Mario. If my mother ever suspected there was more between us than a purely symbiotic relationship, she'd stick her head in an oven."
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'I don't believe in pressuring my children. When the time is right, they'll arrive at the default choice and go to law school.'
'Good news Mom. I was accepted to the college of your choice.'
'You're not living up to your potential!'
"There's so much pressure to like monkeys."
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'You have a mom and dad. I have a parent company.'
'Don't worry, he'll soon grow into it.'
"Rachel! If you can't even stay focused on spreading peat moss, how do you expect to get into law school?"
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"My Marcia has always been so talented in so many areas. I only hope she finds a direction for herself and gets married."
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"My dad says I won't need a career mentor until at least 3rd grade."
Tags:elementary school, school pressure, elementary schools, primary school, primary schools, career mentors, overachievers, mentor, mentoring, career, career mentor, grade school, homework, overachiever, achieve, achievement tests, teachers, parental pressure, parents, dad, mom, pushy parent, pushy parents
'I know one of my shoulders is lower than the other. It's because my father's guiding hand is always on that shoulder.'
'It says she's running away to join an IT company.'
'Or maybe I'll never grow up to work for Aflac or Looney tunes. Huh, Dad? Have you ever thought of that?'
'Eddie, I like your parents' attitude.'
'...And this is our spare son in case the first one doesn't live up to expectations'
My mother was the one that pushed me into this business.
"But I don't want to be an industrious beaver Dad: I want to be an artist..."
'My backpack would be lighter if I weren't carrying all my parents hopes and dreams.'
'I told them 'You fulfill your own dreams, and I'll fulfill mine.''
'OK, so your brother's first flight was far from being a success, but have a go son!'
'I'm stressed: My dad was a champion, my mum was a champion, there's a lot of pressure on me to become a champion...'
'Actually out daughter has been asked to marry many times. But always by us...'