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14th Jun '18 1:51:08 PM TheGreatConversation
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* A proto-example in Shakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Coriolanus}}'', of all things: Coriolanus's mother Volumnia pushed her child son into military service so he could accrue honor and fame in the eyes of Rome's populous. It worked a little too well.
25th May '18 7:19:11 AM Espea
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* [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2559-tales-from-hollywood-child-wrangler.html Cracked.com interviewed a "child wrangler"]] (basically the person who keeps an eye on the children on sets) and she revealed that the majority of parents will go out of their way to avert this. One woman even carried around a copy of Natalie Wood's diary to remind her what not to become. But that isn't to say that stage parents don't really exist anymore. The child wrangler has a specific story of one woman who caused her child to choke by pressuring her too much and later yelled at her to get the line right or else they'll be back in poverty. The nicest thing said about the mom was that she took her daughter being dropped from the part much more [[TranquilFury graciously than expected,]] instead of throwing a tantrum like other stage parents.

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2559-tales-from-hollywood-child-wrangler.html Cracked.com interviewed a "child wrangler"]] (basically the person who keeps an eye on the children on sets) and she revealed that the majority of parents will go out of their way to avert this. One woman even carried around a copy of Natalie Wood's diary biography to remind her what not to become. But that isn't to say that stage parents don't really exist anymore. The child wrangler has a specific story of one woman who caused her child to choke by pressuring her too much and later yelled at her to get the line right or else they'll be back in poverty. The nicest thing said about the mom was that she took her daughter being dropped from the part much more [[TranquilFury graciously than expected,]] instead of throwing a tantrum like other stage parents.
24th May '18 9:53:50 PM Espea
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* [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2559-tales-from-hollywood-child-wrangler.html Cracked.com interviewed a "child wrangler"]] (basically the person who keeps an eye on the children on sets) and she revealed that the majority of parents will go out of their way to avert this. One woman even carried around a copy of Natalie Wood's diary to remind her what not to become. But that isn't to say that stage parents don't really exist anymore. The child wrangler has a specific story of one woman who caused her child to choke by pressuring her too much and later yelled at her to get the line right or else they'll be back in poverty. The nicest thing said about the mom was that she took her daughter being dropped from the part much more [[TranquilFury graciously than expected,]] instead of throwing a tantrum like other stage parents.
16th May '18 6:05:32 PM DesertDragon
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** Averting this trope was the key to Music/JanetJackson's success. Like all the Jacksons, she was initially managed by her father. But after the commercial failure of her [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness notoriously bland first two albums]], she fired Joe as her manager and hired a new one through her record label who introduced her to the production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, known for their work with Music/{{Prince}}. They required she move to [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]] during the production of her third album ''Control'', explicitly to keep Joe out of the creative process. Their foresight paid off: ''Control'' sold over 10 million copies, is considered one of the greatest albums of all time, and set the course for Janet's later career.

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** Averting this trope was the key to Music/JanetJackson's success. Like all the Jacksons, she was initially managed by her father. But after the critical and commercial failure of her [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness notoriously bland first two albums]], she fired Joe as her manager and hired a new one through her record label who introduced her to the production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, known for their work with Music/{{Prince}}. They required that she move to [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]] during the production of her third album ''Control'', explicitly to keep Joe out of the creative process. Their foresight Joe obviously protested, but by this point Janet was 20 years old, so she was free to control her career as she saw fit. Her efforts paid off: off; ''Control'' sold over 10 million copies, is considered one of the greatest pop albums of all time, and set the course for Janet's later career.
29th Apr '18 6:07:34 PM kazokuhouou
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* [[http://archive.apsportseditors.org/contest/2002/writing/over250/over250.enterprise.fifth2.html Bill Butterfield]] was a man from [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex suburban Dallas]] whose athletic aspirations were cut short in high school [[TeenPregnancy when his girlfriend became pregnant]]. He then tried to mold both his sons into sports stars in his place, through a strict diet and training regimen and years of verbal and emotional abuse. His elder son Billy eventually just walked away, leaving his father to focus on younger son Lance, who was eight at the time. Over the years, Bill became [[AbusiveParents increasingly controlling, abusive, and crazy towards Lance]], dictating his life, recording his matches, giving him steroids, and eventually beating him daily. His wife sometimes tried to intervene, only to be cowed into submission herself. The final straw for both was Lance's relationship with a girl named Kim; for Bill, it was the specter of [[ICouldaBeenAContender his own downfall]], and for Lance, it was his father becoming downright obsessive with ending the relationship and keeping it ended. Eventually, on December 27, 1995, [[TheDogBitesBack Lance snapped]] and [[SelfMadeOrphan shot him dead]]. Tellingly, at Lance's murder trial, the crowd booed the ''prosecution''; the defense, meanwhile, fielded dozens of character witnesses for Lance, including Bill's own sister and father (the latter writing a sworn affidavit that Lance shouldn't be prosecuted), but the prosecution could not find a single person who would testify that Bill Butterfield was a good man.

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* [[http://archive.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20141219084141/http://archive.apsportseditors.org/contest/2002/writing/over250/over250.enterprise.fifth2.html Bill Butterfield]] was a man from [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex suburban Dallas]] whose athletic aspirations were cut short in high school [[TeenPregnancy when his girlfriend became pregnant]]. He then tried to mold both his sons into sports stars in his place, through a strict diet and training regimen and years of verbal and emotional abuse. His elder son Billy eventually just walked away, leaving his father to focus on younger son Lance, who was eight at the time. Over the years, Bill became [[AbusiveParents increasingly controlling, abusive, and crazy towards Lance]], dictating his life, recording his matches, giving him steroids, and eventually beating him daily. His wife sometimes tried to intervene, only to be cowed into submission herself. The final straw for both was Lance's relationship with a girl named Kim; for Bill, it was the specter of [[ICouldaBeenAContender his own downfall]], and for Lance, it was his father becoming downright obsessive with ending the relationship and keeping it ended. Eventually, on December 27, 1995, [[TheDogBitesBack Lance snapped]] and [[SelfMadeOrphan shot him dead]]. Tellingly, at Lance's murder trial, the crowd booed the ''prosecution''; the defense, meanwhile, fielded dozens of character witnesses for Lance, including Bill's own sister and father (the latter writing a sworn affidavit that Lance shouldn't be prosecuted), but the prosecution could not find a single person who would testify that Bill Butterfield was a good man.
21st Apr '18 1:07:18 PM DesertDragon
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** Averting this trope was the key to Music/JanetJackson's success. Like all the Jacksons, she was initially managed by her father. But after the commercial failure of her [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness notoriously bland first two albums]], she fired Joe as her manager and hired a new one through her record label who introduced her to the production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, known for their work with Music/{{Prince}}. They required she move to [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]] during the production of her third album ''Control'', explicitly to keep Joe out of the creative process. Their foresight paid off: ''Control'' sold over 10 million copies, is considered one of the greatest albums of all time, and set the course for Janet's later career.
24th Mar '18 8:41:41 AM Wyldchyld
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* Heartwarmingly {{inverted|trope}} with Creator/BenedictCumberbatch. Both his parents are actors, and they struggled so much financially as a result that they discouraged him from being an actor so that he wouldn't have to struggle like they did. Benedict wanted to be an actor anyway, and it was only when his parents saw a university performance of his that they realized they should let him do it, as they agreed that he [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming could be better at acting than they ever were]].
10th Mar '18 12:59:01 AM TheCuza
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* A pair of Sports Parents show up on ''Series/CornerGas''. After a high school kid shows great talent and passion for cooking while job shadowing Lacey at the Ruby, his parents show up. Lacey expects to be praised for helping their son find what is obviously his true calling, but instead they are furious with her because they planned for him to become a pro hockey player when he grows up, but now he wants to be a chef instead.
-->'''Dad:''' You, stay away from my son!\\
'''Mom:''' You're a ''bad person''.
9th Mar '18 11:54:17 AM fearlessnikki
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* Creator/JudyGarland's mother was a stage mom in addition to being an {{Abusive Parent|s}}. According to Garland's sister, this led to her drug abuse and possibly contributed to her death.

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* Creator/JudyGarland's mother was a stage mom in addition to being an {{Abusive Parent|s}}. According to Garland's sister, this led to Barry Norman's book ''The Hollywood Greats'', Judy's mother would punish her drug abuse and possibly contributed to by locking her death.in the closet. And she later suggested that studio officials do the same if she was acting up.



* Creator/TaylorMomsen said she was pushed into modelling and acting when she was only two years old. As such she got burnt out by the time she was seventeen, and quit altogether - while ''Series/GossipGirl'' was still airing. She has focused exclusively on her music in Music/ThePrettyReckless since then.



* Creator/TaylorMomsen has [[http://www.popeater.com/2010/11/12/taylor-momsen-childhood/ accused her parents]] of being stage parents. This may explain her transformation from a [[Series/GossipGirl teen soap]] star to a raunchy, scantily-clad rock frontwoman [[JailBait before she turned 18]].


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* Downplayed with the Knight family - a UsefulNotes/ProfessionalWrestling dynasty in Norwich, England.
** {{Wrestling/Paige}} never had any interest in becoming a wrestler and only trained at their school for fun. She only had her first match because someone else dropped out on the night of a show - and she was picked to replace her. Since then Saraya Knight confessed to knowing that fans find [[HelloNurse her daughter attractive]] and marketed plenty of posters and merchandise to sell. Paige recounts a story of being in a car accident one evening and her father still making her wrestle later. Paige did later develop passion for wrestling in her own right, and making it to WWE was entirely her decision.
** Her older sister was a straighter example, pushed into wrestling from a young age and nearly got sent to Japan to train when she was only twelve. For those who don't know, Japanese training is a whole different ball game altogether - pretty much resembling TrainingFromHell.
7th Mar '18 5:53:24 PM Espea
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* [[Music/TheBeatles Ringo Starr]] is an aversion. His own experiences with the music industry made him understandably reluctant to let his son, Zak Starkey, follow in his footsteps. It was actually Zak's godfather, [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]], who bought him his first drum set and encouraged him to become a drummer.
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