Totally picking up what you’re laying down.
I, too, was an early reader and labeled as “G&T”. Fortunately for me though, I started school in a foreign country so when the principal found out how advanced I was, he had no qualms having me skip first grade. I remember being in first grade for about two weeks—helping other kids with their reading, seeing someone throw up under their chair—and then being extremely grateful for having the chance to go into second grade, where I was challenged with harder books and math problems.
While I didn’t like being younger than everyone else when I graduated high school (or being called jail bait as a freshman in college), I do appreciate that my parents and the school system took my G&T nature into consideration. Not sure that this would have happened if I had been in the States.
(Do I totally sound like a smartypants now?)