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22nd Aug '17 6:06:09 PM nmn3r3
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** Hinata has signs of this in. She's really into Boruto studying in the academy, and is angry when he tries to (blatantly) fake an excuse note.

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** Hinata has signs of this in. She's really into Boruto studying in the academy, and is angry when he tries to (blatantly) fake an excuse note. She's rather justified, as Boruto is a BrilliantButLazy ChildProdigy who cuts corners whenever he can, and expects cool ninjutsu to just fall into his lap.



21st Jul '17 4:24:50 PM ShadowBlazer
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* Hatori's mother from the manga and it's anime adaptation, Manga/AliceAndZoroku, becomes this when Hatori fails to get into a prominent school that her mother pushed for. It grows to the point Hatori's mother becomes [[AbusiveParent emotionally abusive]] towards her daughter and added stress when her parents begin fighting constantly. Hatori considers [[TheRunAway running away from home]] at first until [[spoiler: she discovers her magic can manipulate her parents]].

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* Hatori's mother from the manga and it's anime adaptation, Manga/AliceAndZoroku, ''Manga/AliceAndZoroku'', becomes this when Hatori fails to get into a prominent school that her mother pushed for. It grows to the point Hatori's mother becomes [[AbusiveParent emotionally abusive]] towards her daughter and added stress when her parents begin fighting constantly. Hatori considers [[TheRunAway running away from home]] at first until [[spoiler: she discovers her magic can manipulate her parents]].
10th Jul '17 7:23:13 AM Ulysses21
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* ''Film/{{Gifted}}'': Evelyn was this to her daughter Diane, focusing her entirely on academic achievements and preventing her from having any kind of social life. Once she discovers Mary has inherited her mother's smarts she tries to become this to Mary too. For Evelyn this is also a case of Vicariously Ambitious - as her own career in mathematics was cut short by moving to America and having a family, she hopes to gain academic fame through her descendants.
28th Jun '17 6:19:13 PM ShadowBlazer
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* Hatori's mother from the manga and it's anime adaptation, Manga/AliceAndZoroku, becomes this when Hatori fails to get into a prominent school that her mother pushed for. It grows to the point Hatori's mother becomes [[AbusiveParent emotionally abusive]] towards her daughter and added stress when her parents begin fighting constantly. Hatori considers [[TheRunAway running away from home]] at first until [[spoiler: she discovers her magic can manipulate her parents]].
25th Jun '17 3:53:40 PM Ninja857142
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* Hinata has signs of this in ''Manga/{{Boruto}}''. She's really into Boruto studying in the academy.

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Hinata has signs of this in ''Manga/{{Boruto}}''. in. She's really into Boruto studying in the academy.academy, and is angry when he tries to (blatantly) fake an excuse note.
** Temari is even worse. When she learns Shikadai tried to cut class, she smacks him in the face, leaving a smarting mark.
--->'''Shikadai:''' Compared to my mom, yours is mild.
15th Jun '17 9:32:50 PM WillBGood
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* ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother: This is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. This was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, itís about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how I was humbled by a thirteen-year-old.'' The [[ShortTitleLongElaborateSubtitle subtitle]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin says it all]].
4th May '17 7:56:51 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'' begins with Mom Unit forcing Robot Jones to attend school with humans so he can learn about their ways. She tends to get testy whenever Robot tries to stray from learning what he is asked to learn.
20th Apr '17 7:46:33 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': In Ami's introduction episode, Beryl and Jadeite discuss "education mothers that are as fierce as demons" before setting up an EvilPlan in a cram school. Still, Usagi's mother Ikuko is shown as being somewhat more of an Education Mama, as well as Ami's own mother Dr. Saeko Mizuno in [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon the live-action series]].
** With Ikuko, this is a JustifiedTrope, since any parent would be understandably mad when their kid keeps getting 20s and 30s on their tests with no show of improvement.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
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In Ami's introduction episode, Beryl and Jadeite discuss "education mothers that are as fierce as demons" before setting up an EvilPlan in a cram school. school.
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Still, Usagi's mother Ikuko is shown as being somewhat more of an Education Mama, as well as Ami's own mother Dr. Saeko Mizuno in [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon the live-action series]].
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* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'': The mother of one of May's earlier coordinator rivals also was like that, as a cover for her own childhood traumas with her parents.

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* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'': ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The mother of one of May's earlier coordinator rivals also was like that, as a cover for her own childhood traumas with her parents.



* Hinata has signs of this in ''Manga/{{Boruto}}''. She's really into Boruto studying in the academy.



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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'': Laurie "Silk Spectre II" Juspeczyk had this problem with her mother, the original Silk Spectre.
** Though played oddly in that her education is primarily focused on ''being a Superhero''. Laurie realizes at one point, after vigilantism has been outlawed and her "job" as Doctor Manhattan's unofficial handler is gone, she literally has ''no'' prospects or real career options because that's all she ever learned.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'': Laurie "Silk Spectre II" Juspeczyk had this problem with her mother, the original Silk Spectre.
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Spectre. Though played oddly in that her education is primarily focused on ''being a Superhero''. Laurie realizes at one point, after vigilantism has been outlawed and her "job" as Doctor Manhattan's unofficial handler is gone, she literally has ''no'' prospects or real career options because that's all she ever learned.



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* ''[[LittleWomen Little Men]]'': One of the Men men from the title, Billy, had an Education Papa who drove his promising student son to mental handicapping and physical frailty. He then dropped him off at boarding school in shame.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' [[BlackAndNerdy Jodie]]'s nouveau riche parents push her into [[ExtracurricularEnthusiast every extracurricular activity]] possible. This is augmented by Jodie's own perception (possibly inherited from them) that she needs to [[PositiveDiscrimination prove herself as a black student]] in a school that's primarily white.
** AllThereInTheManual: The Daria Database has one picture of several character's new year resolutions. Jodie's imply that she actually dives into extracurriculars to escape her parent's behavior in this regard as much as to please them.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
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[[BlackAndNerdy Jodie]]'s nouveau riche parents push her into [[ExtracurricularEnthusiast every extracurricular activity]] possible. This is augmented by Jodie's own perception (possibly inherited from them) that she needs to [[PositiveDiscrimination prove herself as a black student]] in a school that's primarily white.
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white. AllThereInTheManual: The Daria ''Daria'' Database has one picture of several character's new year resolutions. Jodie's imply that she actually dives into extracurriculars to escape her parent's behavior in this regard as much as to please them. However, Jodie does wish she could have more freedom to just enjoy her spare time instead of filling it up with extra work, especially during the summer, and her parents aren't exactly above having her do extracurricular work that would make ''them'' look good. However, they finally concede in ''Is It College Yet?'' after realizing Jodie applied to Turner, an all black college, behind there backs, for the sake of being among people like her and being able to relax for once.



** However, Jodie does wish she could have more freedom to just enjoy her spare time instead of filling it up with extra work, especially during the summer, and her parents aren't exactly above having her do extracurricular work that would make ''them'' look good. However, they finally concede in ''Is It College Yet?'' after realizing Jodie applied to Turner, an all black college, behind there backs, for the sake of being among people like her and being able to relax for once.
4th Apr '17 2:52:18 PM meanmetalmario
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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Eloise Hawking combines this pressure on education with neglect and emotional abuse.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Eloise Hawking combines this pressure on education with neglect and emotional abuse. [[spoiler:Of course, if you knew your son was going to travel back in time and end up being shot dead by your younger self, you probably wouldn't want to get too attached to him either]].
20th Mar '17 11:22:48 AM Nohbody
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* It is generally believed that Ludwig van Beethoven's father beat his son to make him practice. However, this is disputed by some historians. Neighbors who had a clear view through a window all said they could remember him quite frequently "standing in front of the clavier [piano] weeping." People who knew the family testified to his dad's harshness and unfairness, but also to his loving kindness and attempts to be a good father. However, the rock-bottom truth is that he was grooming Ludwig as a marketable commodity.
* A extreme and tragic case of TruthInTelevision: [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4967340.stm Esmie Tseng]]'s parents pushed her to her limits - where she was threatened with grounding if she got below 96% on her exams - to the point where she [[TheDogBitesBack lashed out]] and [[SelfMadeOrphan fatally stabbed her mother]].
* Chinese-American Christina H [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19026_5-reasons-parenting-one-place-we-shouldnt-imitate-china.html weighs in]]. The article was sort of in response to ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'', but based on the assumption that people were taking it dead serious.[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-lessons-from-1970s-female-programmer/ Here]], she discusses how her mom tried to educate her on computers and push her into being a computer programmer against her wishes. Christina didn't become a computer programmer. But she understands why her mom wanted her to[[note]](considering her mom worked very hard at getting her job as a computer programmer)[[/note]] and respects her for it.
* The "hardass immigrant parent" stereotype is inverted by British comedian Shappi Khorsandi, who says that she wanted to be a doctor, but her Iranian parents pushed her into show business.
* A "good" example would be China's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mencius Mencius]]. Legend says his mother moved 3 times (In an age before U-Haul) to make sure had a good educational environment. Worked out pretty well.
* The father of British philosopher John Stuart Mill firmly believed in bringing up his son through rigorous education. Mill was taught Greek starting from age three, and Latin from eight. His father prevented him from interacting with other children of his age and playing around so as to not "waste" his time. Suffice to say that Mill was not in good mental health as a result of all this, leading to a complete mental breakdown at the age of twenty. He still managed to sort himself out in adulthood and become one of the fathers of the philosophy of Utilitarianism.
* [[http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/05/koran-beaten-murder-ege-sara_n_2245077.html Sara Ege]], who beat her son to death for failing to memorize the Quran.
* The parents of Burmese-American lesbian Emily Tay, the subject of the documentary ''[[http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2011/07/documentary-review-no-look-pass-love-and-basketball No Look Pass]]''. They want her to go to Harvard yet they want her to have an ArrangedMarriage (to a [[MalignedMixedMarriage Burmese]] [[IncompatibleOrientation man]]) and become a housewife. Their attitude extends to sports as well. While Emily's teammates chanted "MVP! MVP!" for her, her parents merely said she played "pretty well".
* [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/25/kirill-bartashevitch-points-gun-at-daughter-grades_n_2552801.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News This]] dad pointed an AK-47 at his daughter over a B.
* [[http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/01/08/chinese-father-hires-hitman-video-game-addiction_n_2430306.html This]] Chinese father [[WhatAnIdiot hired "hitmen" to kill his son's characters in an MMORPG because he blamed the game for his son's poor grades and inability to find a job.]]
* K-pop rookies BTS debuted with a concept that involves rising up against overbearing parents forcing their own dreams of a higher education upon children who may not want that life.
* Extreme cases of YouHaveFailedMe for bad grades are not unheard of. [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/10/dad-beats-son-to-death_n_4078216.html: A father in the United Arab Emirates]] [[OffingTheOffspring actually beat his son to death]] for [[DisproportionateRetribution getting bad grades in school]].
** Another incident of this occured in Las Vegas where parents ended up [[http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/dec/03/mother-stepfather-arrested-beating-death-7-year-ol/ killing their 7-year-old for not doing his homework]].
* Contrary to popular belief, TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons didn't cause the disappearance of [[Film/MazesAndMonsters James Dallas Egbert III]], but rather academic pressure from his parents was one of many causes of his depression, causing the suicide attempt.
* Another tragic example comes from Jennifer Pan, a Canadian-born Vietnamese girl who ordered a pair of hitmen to kill her parents. She cited the intense school schedule and unrealistic expectations they placed on her as well as her utter fear of punishment for failures, which led to her spinning a very long and complex web of lies to keep them from knowing that she failed a class as the reason.
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