Not my parents, but on the "too much reading" note:
I had a child in class who has superb comprehension. He's the youngest by far (not quite 3 yet) but can follow stories and answer questions about them like nobody's business. I mentioned this to his parents as they pick him up (I always try to compliment each child), and they said kind of flippantly, "Oh yeah, he really likes stories, I guess. He won't go to bed unless we read him one or two. We're really worried that it might be bad for him or something."
I reassured them that reading bedtime stories was a very healthy thing and that it was probably a large part of why he was so advanced for his age. But they didn't seem to care much either way.