This article from the New Zealand Herald comments on how gifted children are susceptible to becoming anxious when their pushy parents fill up their schedules with too much extra curricular activities.
My feelings are that I would much rather see this type of 'abuse' than the other extreme, with parents who neglect their children by not providing them with any extra stimulus whatsoever. However, there are some interesting points in the article, which starts:
'Gifted children often feel pressure to over-achieve in order to excel later in life - and teachers and parents are often responsible.'
To read the article in full, click here.