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30th Jun '16 7:11:54 PM Steven
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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' has a rare male example of the trope. Kumi Hirose had a father who pressures her to keep on top of her grades and is furious that said grades had slipped because of her involvement with the drama club. He rants to her on how he gave up drinking and smoking and how he sacrificed his weekends of golf so that he could make extra money to send her to a better school. Kumi is also berated by her peers at the drama club because she's too distracted with her studying to contribute to the school play. Kumi becomes a total wreck who feels like no one gives her a chance.
4th Jun '16 2:57:36 PM AndyLA
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** Takagi's mother is this, for which he consistently scored top in his school, but the pressure of it all leading him to rebel by choosing a career in Manga. This was confronted early in the series when he said he's go to the same cheap college as Mashiro so he could skip classes when needed and focus on writing manga. It's implied that she wanted him to study so that he can "avenge" his father, who was fired from his job after TakingTheHeat for his boss. However, when he called her out on this, she was apparently willing to allow him to live as he wanted. His mother apparently has no such standards for Akito's older brother, who is fooling around in college around the start of the series.
** Mashiro's mother also follows this in the early parts of the series; she's the only one in the household who doesn't approve of Mashiro's goals to be a manga writer and constantly encourages him to study instead. When she notices him playing video games instead of studying, she angrily tells him he won't even get into Minami high if he continues at that rate.

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** Takagi's mother is this, for which he consistently scored top in his school, but the pressure of it all leading him to rebel by choosing a career in Manga.manga. This was confronted early in the series when he said he's go to the same cheap college as Mashiro so he could skip classes when needed and focus on writing manga. It's implied that she wanted him to study so that he can "avenge" his father, who was fired from his job after TakingTheHeat for his boss. However, when he called her out on this, she was apparently willing to allow him to live as he wanted. His mother apparently has no such standards for Akito's older brother, who is fooling around in college around the start of the series.
** Mashiro's mother also follows this in the early parts of the series; she's the only one in the household who doesn't approve of Mashiro's goals to be a manga writer artist and constantly encourages him to study instead. instead (although, in fairness, there was the problem with Mashiro's uncle having probably died from overworking, having unsuccessfully tried the rest of his life to get another hit manga). When she notices him playing video games instead of studying, she angrily tells him he won't even get into Minami high High if he continues at that rate.
3rd Jun '16 4:40:41 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the anime of ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'', Taro Misaki and his father Ichirou meet a nerdy kid whose mother is like this and refuses to let him join a local soccer team. The kid is clearly uncomfortable and really wants to join the team. [[spoiler: After a pep talk from Ichirou and witnessing the boy's interaction with the team kids, the mom gives in.]]

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* In the anime of ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'', original ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' anime, Taro Misaki and his father Ichirou meet a nerdy kid whose mother is like this and refuses to let him join a local soccer team. The kid is clearly uncomfortable with his mom's behavior and really wants to join the team. [[spoiler: After a pep talk from Ichirou and witnessing the boy's interaction with the team kids, the mom has a change of heart and gives in.]]



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* Chairman Tsukino does this [[ParentalAbandonment from a distance]] in ''FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfHistories'', enrolling his daughter in an expensive private school and hiring various tutors, switching them around if Usagi isn't showing enough improvement. This only adds to Usagi's GuiltComplex, as she hates seeing others punished for her failures.

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* Chairman Tsukino does In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', a 1990 storyline has [[GlassesGirl Marcie]] explaining to Charlie Brown that her parents are like this [[ParentalAbandonment from a distance]] in ''FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfHistories'', enrolling his daughter in an expensive private school and hiring various tutors, switching them around if Usagi isn't showing enough improvement. This only adds to Usagi's GuiltComplex, as she hates seeing others punished for put a lot of pressure on her failures.to bring home good grades.


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* Chairman Tsukino does this [[ParentalAbandonment from a distance]] in ''FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfHistories'', enrolling his daughter in an expensive private school and hiring various tutors, switching them around if Usagi isn't showing enough improvement. This only adds to Usagi's GuiltComplex, as she hates seeing others punished for her failures.
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19th May '16 12:53:46 PM LucaEarlgrey
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-->'''Asian Father:''' On[[JapaneseRanguage r]]y 96% on maths test? IHaveNoSon.
17th May '16 9:08:40 PM WillBGood
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Contrast: ParentalAbandonment, OpenMindedParent. Compare: JewishMother and MyBelovedSmother. Can turn your child into a WellDoneSonGuy if all goes according to plan. If it goes pear-shaped, it can lead to a YouAreGrounded moment, or worse still, [[{{Angst}} teen angst]] or [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority teen rebellion]]. In the worst cases, particularly in East Asia, the end result is [[DrivenToSuicide attempted suicide]], TheRunaway, the {{Hikikomori}}, or even [[TheDogBitesBack snapping out and committing violence against the parents]].

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Contrast: ParentalAbandonment, OpenMindedParent. Compare: JewishMother and MyBelovedSmother. Can turn your child into a WellDoneSonGuy if all goes according to plan. If it goes pear-shaped, it can lead to a YouAreGrounded moment, or worse still, [[{{Angst}} teen angst]] or [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority teen rebellion]]. In the worst cases, particularly in East Asia, the end result is [[DrivenToSuicide attempted suicide]], TheRunaway, the {{Hikikomori}}, or even [[TheDogBitesBack snapping out out]] and [[SelfMadeOrphan committing violence against the parents]].
11th May '16 2:15:04 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** It's hinted that Sora Takenouchi's mother, Toshiko, was like this before the girl was spirited to the Digital World. Add a well-intentioned but workaholic father who works in Kyoto and, poor Sora had huge identity issues that took quite a while to be resolved.

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** It's hinted that Sora Takenouchi's mother, Toshiko, [[YamatoNadeshiko Toshiko]], was like a mixture of this and MyBelovedSmother before the girl was spirited to the Digital World. Add a Since Sora's father is well-intentioned but workaholic father who ''and'' works in Kyoto and, Kyoto, poor Sora had huge identity issues that took quite a while to be resolved.resolved, [[spoiler: and not before Toshiko allowed herself to be captured to saver Sora and Biyomon.]]


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* In the anime of ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'', Taro Misaki and his father Ichirou meet a nerdy kid whose mother is like this and refuses to let him join a local soccer team. The kid is clearly uncomfortable and really wants to join the team. [[spoiler: After a pep talk from Ichirou and witnessing the boy's interaction with the team kids, the mom gives in.]]
5th May '16 3:29:51 AM Horo-kun
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This trope is especially pervasive in East Asian families, due to the existence of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_examination Imperial examination]], a standardized test you could take in China that was absolutely necessary for a position as an ObstructiveBureaucrat, one of the cushiest and most well-paying jobs then available. (The topic of the test was the writings of and about the great philosopher Creator/{{Confucius}}, meaning that anyone who could read had a shot at a government job.) Many of the other nations in China's cultural shadow adopted this system, giving rise to the stereotype that all Asian parents are like this. Such parents have been given the name "Tiger Moms."

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This trope is especially pervasive in East Asian families, due to the existence of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_examination Imperial examination]], a standardized test you could take in China that was absolutely necessary for a position as an ObstructiveBureaucrat, one of the cushiest and most well-paying jobs then available. (The topic of the test was the writings of and about the great philosopher Creator/{{Confucius}}, meaning that anyone who could read had a shot at a government job.) Many of the other nations in China's cultural shadow adopted this system, giving rise to the stereotype that all Asian parents are like this. Such parents have been given the name "Tiger Moms."
Moms", and specifically ''kyoiku mama'' (教育ママ) in Japanese. However, this parental figure is universally reviled by the current generation, leading to this becoming a DiscreditedTrope.
18th Mar '16 11:25:05 AM Willbyr
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* Yukimitsu's mother in ''{{Eyeshield 21}}''. She doesn't even know he's on the football team, because he's been telling her he's at cram school, although when she learns about it, she takes it rather well.

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* Yukimitsu's mother in ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. She doesn't even know he's on the football team, because he's been telling her he's at cram school, although when she learns about it, she takes it rather well.



* ''MarmaladeBoy'': Kei's parents were like that at first, but more in the art fields since Kei was an excellent pianist. That led to Kei running away from his parents and become extremely selfish and possessive of Miki, the first real friend he's had. Later, though, they make amends.
* ''{{Paradise Kiss}}'': Yukari's mother Yasuko.
* ''FushigiYuugi'': Miaka's mother. The manga hints that she became like that after her traumatic divorce.
* Male example: Kyouya's father in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.
* Shizuru Kuwabara of ''YuYuHakusho'' adopts this role for her younger brother Kazuma in the Three Kings Saga, wanting him to get a good education and job. From what we see of Kuwabara later (which [[OutOfFocus isn't much]]), she succeeded.

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* ''MarmaladeBoy'': ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'': Kei's parents were like that at first, but more in the art fields since Kei was an excellent pianist. That led to Kei running away from his parents and become extremely selfish and possessive of Miki, the first real friend he's had. Later, though, they make amends.
* ''{{Paradise Kiss}}'': ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'': Yukari's mother Yasuko.
* ''FushigiYuugi'': ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'': Miaka's mother. The manga hints that she became like that after her traumatic divorce.
* Male example: Kyouya's father in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.
''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.
* Shizuru Kuwabara of ''YuYuHakusho'' ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' adopts this role for her younger brother Kazuma in the Three Kings Saga, wanting him to get a good education and job. From what we see of Kuwabara later (which [[OutOfFocus isn't much]]), she succeeded.
12th Mar '16 2:47:19 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'': Katie Nolan is told by her immigrant mother that education is the key to rising in America, and to that end, she should make her kids stay in school longer than she did and read them a page a day from the Bible and the collected works of Shakespeare. How well this is or isn't working is a constant source of worry for her.

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* ''ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'': ''Literature/ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'': Katie Nolan is told by her immigrant mother that education is the key to rising in America, and to that end, she should make her kids stay in school longer than she did and read them a page a day from the Bible and the collected works of Shakespeare. How well this is or isn't working is a constant source of worry for her.
28th Feb '16 9:14:26 PM AGennett
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* In the Korean Drama "Sassy Go Go", Kwon Soo-Ah's mother is an extreme version of this, and could easily be the page image. She considers anything less than being the top ranked student is failure, severely chastises Soo-Ah for not getting a perfect score on an exam, forbids her from closely associating with the Real King members (or anyone else, really) and makes her focus exclusively on her studies, and pushes Soo-Ah to follow her own carefully laid out road map to get into an Ivy League college. With all this pressure, it is hardly surprising that Soo-Ah is such a messed up girl who spends most of the series undergoing increasingly rapid [[SanitySlippage Sanity Slippage]].

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* In the Korean Drama "Sassy Go Go", Kwon Soo-Ah's mother is an extreme version of this, and could easily be the page image. She considers anything less than being the top ranked student is failure, severely chastises Soo-Ah for not getting a perfect score on an exam, forbids her from closely associating with the Real King dance club members (or anyone else, really) and makes her focus exclusively on her studies, and pushes Soo-Ah to follow her own carefully laid out road map to get into an Ivy League college. With all this pressure, it is hardly surprising that Soo-Ah is such a messed up girl who spends most of the series undergoing increasingly rapid [[SanitySlippage Sanity Slippage]].
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