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3rd Mar '17 3:39:30 PM danya02
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It should be noted that ToughLove is ''still'' an abuse trope, because the practice can be damaging and dangerous even if the one dishing it out explicitly means well. YouAreNotAlone.

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It should be noted that ToughLove Tough Love is ''still'' an abuse trope, because the practice can be damaging and dangerous even if the one dishing it out explicitly means well. YouAreNotAlone.
4th Feb '17 10:18:36 AM jamespolk
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* Gayle in "Film/SaveMe" really, really believes she's employing this trope. It's, uh, a little more complex than that.

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* Gayle in "Film/SaveMe" ''Film/SaveMe'' really, really believes she's employing this trope. It's, uh, a little more complex than that.that.
* ''Film/{{Character}}'': Evidently Dreverhaven's whole motivation in how he treats his illegitimate son. Having not been involved in his son's life, he resolves to continually screw with him, apparently in the belief that it will make Jacob stronger. And it works, as Jacob becomes a successful lawyer largely to spite his father.
--> "I'll strangle him nine-tenths, and the last tenth will make him strong."
2nd Dec '16 4:41:01 AM Morgenthaler
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A variation of parenting which believes that love can best be provided via schooling them in [[SchoolOfHardKnocks life's hard knocks]]. This is believed to make said offspring stronger. Sometimes it works and the kid grows up to be BadAss unable to [[NotGoodWithPeople display casual affection]]. However taken too far and the kid could end up an emotionally disturbed TheWoobie or even worse WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds for the supernaturally powered variant.

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A variation of parenting which believes that love can best be provided via schooling them in [[SchoolOfHardKnocks life's hard knocks]]. This is believed to make said offspring stronger. Sometimes it works and the kid grows up to be BadAss badass unable to [[NotGoodWithPeople display casual affection]]. However taken too far and the kid could end up an emotionally disturbed TheWoobie or even worse WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds for the supernaturally powered variant.



* [[Music/JohnnyCash "A Boy Named Sue"]], anyone? The song is all about the trope, with the titular Sue being landed with the name to ensure that he grows up to be badass after a childhood of bullying over his name. The song ends with "Sue" confronting his dad, learning his intentions, and deciding to avert this trope if he ever has a son.

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* [[Music/JohnnyCash Music/JohnnyCash: "A Boy Named Sue"]], Sue", anyone? The song is all about the trope, with the titular Sue being landed with the name to ensure that he grows up to be badass after a childhood of bullying over his name. The song ends with "Sue" confronting his dad, learning his intentions, and deciding to avert this trope if he ever has a son.
2nd Dec '16 4:40:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Music/JohnnyCash "A Boy Named Sue"]], anyone? The song is all about the trope, with the titular Sue being landed with the name to ensure that he grows up to be BadAss after a childhood of bullying over his name. The song ends with "Sue" confronting his dad, learning his intentions, and deciding to avert this trope if he ever has a son.

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* [[Music/JohnnyCash "A Boy Named Sue"]], anyone? The song is all about the trope, with the titular Sue being landed with the name to ensure that he grows up to be BadAss badass after a childhood of bullying over his name. The song ends with "Sue" confronting his dad, learning his intentions, and deciding to avert this trope if he ever has a son.
12th Nov '16 5:19:18 PM nombretomado
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* A mild version of this is in ''Film/McLintock'' when JohnWayne gives his daughter and her husband a small ranch as a wedding present in the hope that they will be comfortable without forgetting how to be {{Determined Homesteader}}s .

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* A mild version of this is in ''Film/McLintock'' when JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne gives his daughter and her husband a small ranch as a wedding present in the hope that they will be comfortable without forgetting how to be {{Determined Homesteader}}s .
16th Oct '16 11:15:18 AM Tashtash
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It should be noted that ToughLove is ''still'' an abuse trope,because the practice can be damaging and dangerous even if the one dishing it out explicitly means well. YouAreNotAlone.

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It should be noted that ToughLove is ''still'' an abuse trope,because trope, because the practice can be damaging and dangerous even if the one dishing it out explicitly means well. YouAreNotAlone.
3rd Oct '16 8:51:20 PM StrixObscuro
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* In the first episode of ''Series/{{Conviction 2016}}'', Hayes' mother warns her that if she blows off the Convictions Integrity Unit, then the family plans to turn her cocaine-possession charge into possession-with-an-intent-to-distribute, in order to motivate her to actually work.
3rd Oct '16 5:45:52 PM ANTMuddle
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* A sub-premise of the short-lived ''Series/IHateMyTeenageDaughter.''
26th Jul '16 8:22:44 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/CrazyEx-Girlfriend'' kind of deconstructs this. Apparently, all of the behavior that Rebecca's mother showed her all of her life was to toughen her up for the real world. Considering how messed up Rebecca turned out in the end, it may have backfired.

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* ''Series/CrazyEx-Girlfriend'' ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' kind of deconstructs this. Apparently, all of the behavior that Rebecca's mother showed her all of her life was to toughen her up for the real world. Considering how messed up Rebecca turned out in the end, it may have backfired.
26th Jul '16 8:13:36 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/CrazyEx-Girlfriend'' kind of deconstructs this. Apparently, all of the behavior that Rebecca's mother showed her all of her life was to toughen her up for the real world. Considering how messed up Rebecca turned out in the end, it may have backfired.
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