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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': Robbie, the title character from the episode "Bright Boy", had an extreme version. Robbie did have above-average intelligence and could likely have done very well on a standard academic track, but his father was convinced he was a child genius and pushed him well beyond his capabilities. Goren's investigation eventually reveals that Robbie's father repeatedly cheated on behalf of his son and yet, despite this fact, he somehow continued to believe that Robbie's genius was real.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': When a teenage girl is murdered, investigation reveals that her father was a particularly brutal example of this trope. She and her sister were forced to kneel on grains of rice on the basement floor while their father drilled them on different topics. It turns out that a schoolmate from her incredibly prestigious school (who had been up for over a week via drugs studying for exams) snapped and killed her out of jealousy. So basically there was an entire school full of kids with parents like this.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': Robbie, the title character from the episode "Bright Boy", had an extreme version. Robbie did have above-average intelligence and could likely have done very well on a standard academic track, excelled academically in an environment where his abilities were properly nurtured, but his father was convinced he was a child genius and pushed him well beyond his capabilities.what he was actually capable of. Goren's investigation eventually reveals that Robbie's father repeatedly cheated on behalf of his son and yet, despite this fact, he somehow continued to believe that Robbie's genius was real.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': When a teenage girl is murdered, investigation reveals that her father was a particularly brutal example of this trope. She and her sister were forced to kneel on grains of rice on the basement floor while their father drilled them on different topics. It also turns out that a schoolmate the girl's killer was her roommate from her incredibly prestigious school, who killed the victim out of jealousy because she felt that ''she'' needed to be the best or else she was a failure. It's implied that most of the students at that school (who had been up for over a week via drugs studying for exams) snapped and killed her out of jealousy. So basically there have similar backgrounds (if only because the school's mentality was an entire school full similar to that of kids with this type of parent, which would have attracted those parents like this.and potentially put off others).


* Mrs. Watson in ''[[Film/SisterAct Sister Act 2]]''. It's made quite clear, albeit obliquely, that the reason she disapproves of her daughter's desire to sing and instead tries to force her to focus only on education is not a general "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" or "you have to have better opportunities and do better than I did" mentality, but because her husband tried the same path, failed utterly, and left the family destitute. So it isn't that she disparages Rita's dream, but that she finds it [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids impractical]] and [[ThisIsReality unrealistic]] and is afraid pursuing it could cost her, the same as happened to her.

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* Mrs. Watson in ''[[Film/SisterAct Sister Act 2]]''. It's made quite clear, albeit obliquely, that the reason that she [[FantasyForbiddingFather disapproves of her daughter's desire to sing sing]] and instead tries to force her to focus only on education is not a general "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" or "you have to have better opportunities and do better than I did" mentality, but because her husband had tried the same path, failed utterly, and left the family destitute. So it isn't that she disparages Rita's dream, but that she finds it [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids impractical]] and [[ThisIsReality unrealistic]] and is afraid that pursuing it could cost her, the same her as happened to her.it had cost Mrs. Watson.


* In ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'', Nagisa Shingetsu's parents are a ''very'' dark example, having viewed child-raising to be like a game, essentially forcing him to "level grind" in studying without sleeping under threat of physical punishment. The worst part is that it isn't even for Nagisa's benefit, but they apparently viewed him as an experiment in how much cramming kids could do before breaking.

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* In ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'', ''VideoGame/DanganronpaAnotherEpisodeUltraDespairGirls'', Nagisa Shingetsu's parents are a ''very'' dark example, having viewed child-raising to be like a game, essentially forcing him to "level grind" in studying without sleeping under threat of physical punishment. The worst part is that it isn't even for Nagisa's benefit, but they apparently viewed him as an experiment in how much cramming kids could do before breaking.


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* Mrs. Yamada in ''Anime/MyNeighborsTheYamadas'' is a classic example.

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* Mrs. Yamada 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]].
* ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'':
** Takagi's mother is this, for which he consistently scored top
in ''Anime/MyNeighborsTheYamadas'' 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 going 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 [[CallingTheOldManOut called her out on this]], she apparently became 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 artist and constantly encourages him to study 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 if he continues at that rate. She eventually relents, though.
* In ''Anime/BattleSpiritsShonenToppaBashin'', Bashin's mother Hayami is shown to be very concerned with his academic success. She doesn't want him to put other things (namely, Battle Spirits) before his school work. [[spoiler: It's not so much that she's strict as that her husband abandoned the family to go and travel the world. She's concerned that Bashin will turn out like him. So it is rather justified.]]
* ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'':
** Hinata has signs of this. 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 classic example.BrilliantButLazy ChildProdigy who cuts corners whenever he can, and expects cool ninjutsu to just fall into his lap.
** 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.
* In the 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.]]
* Taichi's mother in ''Manga/{{Chihayafuru}}'', but extends to any competition (just look at all the trophies and certificates in that one room of his house!). Ever since Taichi was little, his mother always wanted him to be the best at everything he did, so much she would chastise him harshly for not getting first place. Chihaya personally calls her "Mrs. Pressure" because of all the stress Taichi gets from living up to his mother's expectations.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'':
** Jyou Kido's father, a well-known doctor, pushed all of his three sons to become medics. The eldest, Shin, complied but chose to work abroad rather than with him; the middle son, Shuu, successfully rebelled against him and is studying Digimon; and Jyou actually reached a compromise with Dad and became a doctor out of his own will, but ''in Jyou's own terms'' --specifically, he became the very first doctor in the Digital World, according to the epilogue.
** Sora Takenouchi's mother, [[YamatoNadeshiko Toshiko]], was a mixture of this and MyBelovedSmother before the girl was spirited to the Digital World. Since Sora's father Haruhiko is well-intentioned but workaholic ''and'' works in Kyoto, poor Sora had huge identity issues that took quite a while to be resolved, [[spoiler: and not before Toshiko went MamaBear and allowed herself to be captured to save Sora and Biyomon.]]



-->'''Goku''': A-are you trying to tell me that Gohan's studies are more important than saving the Earth?
-->'''Chi-Chi''': That's right, mister! There is ''nothing'' more important than Gohan's studies right now! If Gohan takes three years off, he'll fall behind!!!

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-->'''Goku''': A-are you trying to tell me that Gohan's studies are more important than saving the Earth?
-->'''Chi-Chi''':
Earth?\\
'''Chi-Chi''':
That's right, mister! There is ''nothing'' more important than Gohan's studies right now! If Gohan takes three years off, he'll fall behind!!!



* Yukimitsu's mother in ''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.
** The only reason she DOES take it well is that the team is a championship caliber team and so looks even better for college entry: A student pulling in nothing but As? Dime-a-dozen. An all-A student who also plays high-level sports? That's a fierce combination for college application. If the team had sucked you can bet your arse she'd have come down on him like a ton o' bricks.

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* In ''Manga/{{Dramacon}}'' Bethany has to sneak around her mother Mary's back just to be an artist as a hobby because she refuses to accept the idea of Beth becoming anything less than a lawyer with impeccable grades throughout her entire educational career. Mary also makes it quite clear that if Beth ever attempted anything else she'd flat out disown her. [[spoiler:In the third volume Beth finally confronts Mary on this and states that she ''will'' accept a job offer from a manga publishing company if she's offered again, and her mom pulls IHaveNoSon the moment Beth refuses to do what she wants. Moments afterwards, Mary is almost killed in a car crash and the two reconcile as she recovers in the hospital.]]
* Yukimitsu's mother in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. ''Manga/Eyeshield21''. 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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school. The only reason she DOES ''does'' take it well when he eventually tells her is that the team is a championship caliber team and so looks even better for college entry: A student pulling in nothing but As? Dime-a-dozen. An all-A student who also plays high-level sports? That's a fierce combination for college application. If application.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'': Miaka's mother. The manga hints that she became like that after her traumatic divorce.
* One of
the team stand-alone stories in Mitsukazu Mihara's ''IC in a Doll'' had sucked you can bet your arse she'd a woman who would give her son a timed math-test every morning and yell at him when he cried or was ''two seconds'' slower than her friends' children. [[spoiler: It turns out this is out of stress; partly because she thinks her husband is cheating on her (actually, no. He's a crossdresser and the lipstick stains and perfume on his clothes is from ''him'') and partly because she has a bit of an inferiority complex.]] It didn't end well.
* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'': Shirogane's mother valued education above all else and constantly pushed him and his little sister to excel, [[MissingMom eventually walking out on the family with Kei]] because she was the only one who showed promise (though Kei is back to living with her brother and father in the present for reasons that
have yet to be explained). [[spoiler:Part of the reason why Shirogane is so obsessed with being the number one student in the school (aside from feeling that it's the only way that Kaguya would acknowledge him as an equal) is because he secretly hopes that his mother will come back for him if he's successful.]]
* ''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.
* Mrs. Yamada in ''Anime/MyNeighborsTheYamadas'' is a classic example.
* Miyuki Gotou of ''Anime/{{Noein}}'' starts off this way toward her son Yuu, even cutting him off from his friends so he can study more, to the point where he was clinically depressed and showing signs of [[SanitySlippage incipient psychosis]]. Thankfully, she lightens up later in the series, after a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind.
* Male example: Kyouya's father in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.
* ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'': Yukari's mother Yasuko.
* ''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.
* In ''Manga/{{Saki}}'', Nodoka's father seems to be this, disapproving of her decision to turn
down on going to Tokyo's best prep school to go to Kiyosumi, although she manages to get him like a ton o' bricks.to consider letting her stay if she wins the tournament.



** 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.
* Miyuki Gotou of ''{{Anime/Noein}}'' starts off this way toward her son Yuu, even cutting him off from his friends so he can study more, to the point where he was clinically depressed and showing signs of [[SanitySlippage incipient psychosis]]. Thankfully, she lightens up later in the series, after a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind.
* ''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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** 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.
* Miyuki Gotou of ''{{Anime/Noein}}'' starts off Medusa from ''Manga/SoulEater'' calls herself this way toward to explain her son Yuu, even cutting him off from his friends so he can study more, to the point where he was clinically depressed and showing signs treatment of [[SanitySlippage incipient psychosis]]. Thankfully, she lightens up later in the series, after a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind.
Crona.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Asuna's mother of one of May's earlier coordinator rivals also was like that, as a cover for her own childhood traumas Kyoko is strict with her parents.when it comes to her studies. After Asuna escapes the eponymous video game, Kyoko plans on pulling strings and getting Asuna out of the SAO Survivor School so that she can get a better education, regardless of whether Asuna wants it.
* Spencer's mom from ''Anime/TokyoPig'' is an inversion. She wants him to focus on exercising instead of his schoolwork.
* Kei Yuzuki's mother from ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu''. Not helped by him being both BookDumb ''and'' TheUnfavorite compared to his brother and sister.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', Yui's mother is an overbearing one, not letting her daughter do anything she disapproves of, forcing Yui to become a YamatoNadeshiko. Not strictly ''academic'' education but close enough.



* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''
** Another male example: Jyou Kido's father, a well-known doctor, pushed all of his three sons to become medics. The eldest, Shin, complied but chose to work abroad rather than with him; the middle son, Shuu, successfully rebelled against him and is studying Digimon; and Jyou actually reached a compromise with Dad and became a doctor out of his own will, but ''in Jyou's own terms'' --specifically, he became the very first doctor in the Digital World, according to the epilogue.
** Sora Takenouchi's mother, [[YamatoNadeshiko Toshiko]], was a mixture of this and MyBelovedSmother before the girl was spirited to the Digital World. Since Sora's father Haruhiko is well-intentioned but workaholic ''and'' works in Kyoto, poor Sora had huge identity issues that took quite a while to be resolved, [[spoiler: and not before Toshiko went MamaBear and allowed herself to be captured to save Sora and Biyomon.]]
* ''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.
* ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'': Yukari's mother Yasuko.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'': Miaka's mother. The manga hints that she became like that after her traumatic divorce.
* Male example: Kyouya's father in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.



* ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}''
** 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 going 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 [[CallingTheOldManOut called her out on this]], she apparently became 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 artist and constantly encourages him to study 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 if he continues at that rate. She eventually relents, though.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', Yui's mother is an overbearing one, not letting her daughter do anything she disapproves of, forcing Yui to become a YamatoNadeshiko. Not strictly ''academic'' education but close enough.
* One of the stand-alone stories in Mitsukazu Mihara's ''IC in a Doll'' had a woman who would give her son a timed math-test every morning and yell at him when he cried or was ''two seconds'' slower than her friends' children. [[spoiler: It turns out this is out of stress; partly because she thinks her husband is cheating on her (actually, no. He's a crossdresser and the lipstick stains and perfume on his clothes is from ''him'') and partly because she has a bit of an inferiority complex.]] It didn't end well.
* Taichi's mother in ''Manga/{{Chihayafuru}}'', but extends to any competition (just look at all the trophies and certificates in that one room of his house!). Ever since Taichi was little, his mother always wanted him to be the best at everything he did, so much she would chastise him harshly for not getting first place. Chihaya personally calls her "Mrs. Pressure" because of all the stress Taichi gets from living up to his mother's expectations.
* Kei Yuzuki's mother from ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu''. Not helped by him being both BookDumb ''and'' TheUnfavorite compared to his brother and sister.
* Medusa from ''Manga/SoulEater'' calls herself this to explain her treatment of Crona.
* Spencer's mom from ''Anime/TokyoPig'' is an inversion. She wants him to focus on exercising instead of his schoolwork.
* In ''{{Manga/Saki}}'', Nodoka's father seems to be this, disapproving of her decision to turn down going to Tokyo's best prep school to go to Kiyosumi, although she manages to get him to consider letting her stay if she wins the tournament.
* In ''{{Manga/Dramacon}}'' Bethany has to sneak around her mother Mary's back just to be an artist as a hobby because she refuses to accept the idea of Beth becoming anything less than a lawyer with impeccable grades throughout her entire educational career. Mary also makes it quite clear that if Beth ever attempted anything else she'd flat out disown her. [[spoiler: In the third volume Beth finally confronts Mary on this and states that she ''will'' accept a job offer from a manga publishing company if she's offered again, and her mom pulls IHaveNoSon the moment Beth refuses to do what she wants. Moments afterwards, Mary is almost killed in a car crash and the two reconcile as she recovers in the hospital.]]
** On the opposite end, Beth's aunt Jaz is a ''lot'' more supportive of Beth's dreams and offers her the advice Mary should be giving her. Jaz is clearly a decent mother to her own children and states they always do good in school even though she never nags them. She's quite prompt to call her sister out for her domineering behavior and doesn't give her any slack [[spoiler: even when she's just woken up from being in a car wreck. She was ''that'' pissed at Mary for trying to abandon her own daughter.]]
* In the 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.]]
* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Asuna's mother Kyoko is strict with her when it comes to her studies. After Asuna escapes the eponymous video game, Kyoko plans on pulling strings and getting Asuna out of the SAO Survivor School so that she can get a better education, regardless of whether Asuna wants it.
* ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'':
** Hinata has signs of this. 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.
** 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.
* 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]].
* In ''Anime/BattleSpiritsShonenToppaBashin'', Bashin's mother Hayami is shown to be very concerned with his academic success. She doesn't want him to put other things (namely, Battle Spirits) before his school work. [[spoiler: It's not so much that she's strict as that her husband abandoned the family to go and travel the world. She's concerned that Bashin will turn out like him. So it is rather justified.]]
* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'': Shirogane's mother valued education above all else and constantly pushed him and his little sister to excel, [[MissingMom eventually walking out on the family with Kei]] because she was the only one who showed promise (though Kei is back to living with her brother and father in the present for reasons that have yet to be explained). [[spoiler:Part of the reason why Shirogane is so obsessed with being the number one student in the school (aside from feeling that it's the only way that Kaguya would acknowledge him as an equal) is because he secretly hopes that his mother will come back for him if he's successful.]]



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* ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': Jack Drake manages to combine this with being a mostly absentee parent by using his son's "poor" grades as a reason to force him to transfer schools. For the record, Tim was implied to be a straight-A student though he needed extra credit to get there in his Literature class.
* Parodied in ''ComicBook/TheShadowHero'', in which Hank Chu's mother is obsessed with turning him into a superhero.
* ''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.



* ''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.
* Parodied in ''ComicBook/TheShadowHero'', in which Hank Chu's mother is obsessed with turning him into a superhero.
* ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': Jack Drake manages to combine this with being a mostly absentee parent by using his son's "poor" grades as a reason to force him to transfer schools. For the record, Tim was implied to be a straight-A student though he needed extra credit to get there in his Literature class.



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* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'': Brian's parents may be the nastiest, most cynical example of this trope on celluloid. Emotionally, they treat the poor kid like garbage, apparently don't care about his [[spoiler: suicidal tendencies]], and it is strongly implied [[StageMom they are living vicariously through his academic achievements.]] Even worse, Brian has a younger sister, whom they raise in a similar way. Damn.
-->'''Brian's Mom:''' Get in there and use the time to your advantage.
-->'''Brian:''' Mom we're not supposed to study we just have to sit there and do nothing.
-->'''Brian's Mom:''' Well mister you figure out a way to study!
* In ''Film/TheLangoliers'', during one character's psychotic breakdown, we see that his father was this trope, UpToEleven. The lecture the father gives for a B is roughly equivalent to any other parent lecturing for getting an F.

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* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'': Brian's parents may be the nastiest, most cynical example of this trope on celluloid. Emotionally, they treat the poor kid like garbage, apparently don't care about his [[spoiler: suicidal tendencies]], and it is strongly implied [[StageMom they are living vicariously through his academic achievements.]] Even worse, Brian has a younger sister, whom they raise in a similar way. Damn.
-->'''Brian's Mom:''' Get in there and use the time to your advantage.
-->'''Brian:''' Mom we're not supposed to study we just have to sit there and do nothing.
-->'''Brian's Mom:''' Well mister you figure out a way to study!
* In ''Film/TheLangoliers'', during one character's psychotic breakdown, we see that his father was this trope, UpToEleven. The lecture the father gives for a B is roughly equivalent to any other parent lecturing for getting an F.
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* ''Film/{{Election}}'': Tracy's mother.

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* ''Film/{{Election}}'': Tracy's mother.''Film/TheBreakfastClub'': Brian's parents may be the nastiest, most cynical example of this trope on celluloid. Emotionally, they treat the poor kid like garbage, apparently don't care about his [[spoiler:suicidal tendencies]], and it is strongly implied [[StageMom they are living vicariously through his academic achievements.]] Even worse, Brian has a younger sister, whom they raise in a similar way. Damn.
-->'''Brian's Mom:''' Get in there and use the time to your advantage.\\
'''Brian:''' Mom we're not supposed to study we just have to sit there and do nothing.\\
'''Brian's Mom:''' Well mister you figure out a way to study!
* Mud's dad in ''Film/CampNowhere''. To be fair, Mud ''is'' a smart and proactive kid, but his dad keeps complaining that Mud has wasted potential, and repeatedly does all that he can to get Mud to grow up as soon as possible (and for the record, Mud is ''12''). Mud eventually learns to stand up to his dad, and does so at the end of the movie.



* Mud's dad in ''Film/CampNowhere''. To be fair, Mud ''is'' a smart and proactive kid, but his dad keeps complaining that Mud has wasted potential, and repeatedly does all that he can to get Mud to grow up as soon as possible (and for the record, Mud is ''12''). Mud eventually learns to stand up to his dad, and does so at the end of the movie.
* Mrs. Watson in ''[[Film/SisterAct Sister Act 2]]''. It's made quite clear, albeit obliquely, that the reason she disapproves of her daughter's desire to sing and instead tries to force her to focus only on education is not a general "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" or "you have to have better opportunities and do better than I did" mentality, but because her husband tried the same path, failed utterly, and left the family destitute. So it isn't that she disparages Rita's dream, but that she finds it [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids impractical]] and [[ThisIsReality unrealistic]] and is afraid pursuing it could cost her, the same as happened to her.



* The protagonist of Hirokazu Koreeda's film Like Father, Like Son, Ryota, is a male version of this trope. He puts great pressure on his son Keita to succeed academically, enrolls him in many extracurricular activities, and even coaches him to lie and give the most compelling answers possible to gain entrance into a selective elementary school. The film deals with Ryota's attempts to shake off this mentality and be a more loving father to his son.
* The documentary film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_to_Nowhere Race To Nowhere]]'' fittingly enough, directed by a former education mama [[HeelRealization who after seeing her daughter get physically ill from stress and high standards]] [[TheAtoner made the movie as a refreshingly frank condemnation of this trope's transformation into a cultural phenomenon]], taking its entire duration to deconstruct the entire concept, manages to lay bare its oft-overlooked detrimental consequences that burden the children raised this way, haunting them for the rest of their lives.

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* The protagonist of Hirokazu Koreeda's film Like Father, Like Son, Ryota, is a male version of this trope. He puts great pressure on his son Keita to succeed academically, enrolls him in many extracurricular activities, and even coaches him to lie and give the most compelling answers possible to gain entrance into a selective elementary school. The film deals with Ryota's attempts to shake off this mentality and be a more loving father to his son.
* The documentary film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_to_Nowhere Race To Nowhere]]'' fittingly enough, directed by a former education mama [[HeelRealization who after seeing her daughter get physically ill from stress and high standards]] [[TheAtoner made the movie as a refreshingly frank condemnation of this trope's transformation into a cultural phenomenon]], taking its entire duration to deconstruct the entire concept, manages to lay bare its oft-overlooked detrimental consequences that burden the children raised this way, haunting them for the rest of their lives.
''Film/{{Election}}'': Tracy's mother.



* In ''Film/TheLangoliers'', during one character's psychotic breakdown, we see that his father was this trope, UpToEleven. The lecture the father gives for a B is roughly equivalent to any other parent lecturing for getting an F.
* The protagonist of Hirokazu Koreeda's film ''Like Father, Like Son'', Ryota, is a male version of this trope. He puts great pressure on his son Keita to succeed academically, enrolls him in many extracurricular activities, and even coaches him to lie and give the most compelling answers possible to gain entrance into a selective elementary school. The film deals with Ryota's attempts to shake off this mentality and be a more loving father to his son.



* The documentary film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_to_Nowhere Race To Nowhere]]'' fittingly enough, directed by a former education mama [[HeelRealization who after seeing her daughter get physically ill from stress and high standards]] [[TheAtoner made the movie as a refreshingly frank condemnation of this trope's transformation into a cultural phenomenon]], taking its entire duration to deconstruct the entire concept, manages to lay bare its oft-overlooked detrimental consequences that burden the children raised this way, haunting them for the rest of their lives.
* Mrs. Watson in ''[[Film/SisterAct Sister Act 2]]''. It's made quite clear, albeit obliquely, that the reason she disapproves of her daughter's desire to sing and instead tries to force her to focus only on education is not a general "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" or "you have to have better opportunities and do better than I did" mentality, but because her husband tried the same path, failed utterly, and left the family destitute. So it isn't that she disparages Rita's dream, but that she finds it [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids impractical]] and [[ThisIsReality unrealistic]] and is afraid pursuing it could cost her, the same as happened to her.



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* Amy Chua's ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'' is a tongue-in-cheek how-to guide for Education Mamas. The book chronicles her attempt to raise her children in the standard Chinese overachiever tradition (but in America!), and the inevitable culture clash that ensues.
-->''When Western parents think they're being strict, they usually don't come close to being Chinese mothers. For example, my Western friends who consider themselves strict make their children practice their instruments thirty minutes every day. An hour at most. For a Chinese mother, the first hour is the easy part. It's hours two and three that get tough.''
* The third ''Literature/BridgetJones'' book features Nicolette, a mother at the school Bridget's children attend, who puts her young sons under a huge amount of pressure to succeed in school. When it's pointed out to her what this is doing to her children, she has a breakdown and eventually learns to relax a little after Bridget reaches out to her.



* ''[[Literature/LittleWomen Little Men]]'': One of the 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.
* ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'': Ma Ingalls, who was a teacher as a young woman and hoped to have one of her daughters follow in her footsteps. Her main reason for wanting her husband to choose a place to settle down, already, was so her four daughters could get a stable education. Also, the rest of the family and she are determined to do whatever it takes to send Mary to the college for the blind in Iowa. This benefits Mary in more ways than the academic: one of the facets of the school's education is teaching the students to work around their blindness and do things for themselves. When Mary returns from her first year, Laura notes that she moves around the house quite easily instead of staying put in her rocking chair, and unlocked and opened her travelling trunk quite as though she saw it.
* Widow Kang from ''Literature/TheYearsOfRiceAndSalt'' mercilessly drills her youngest son in the Confucian classics, in order to make a proper scholar out of him.
* ''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. She is pretty easy on her son Neeley, who graduates primary school with B's and C's on his report card than most parents of this type would be.



* In ''Literature/TheInfected'' Brian Yi's mother was like this, and it drove him to drop out of school and sever ties with his parents the moment he was old enough to do so. Later this is revealed to be part of mental illness on her part, an obsession with driving those close to her to succeed and basking in reflected glory that drove away not only her son but her husband.



* ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'': Ma Ingalls, who was a teacher as a young woman and hoped to have one of her daughters follow in her footsteps. Her main reason for wanting her husband to choose a place to settle down, already, was so her four daughters could get a stable education. Also, the rest of the family and she are determined to do whatever it takes to send Mary to the college for the blind in Iowa. This benefits Mary in more ways than the academic: one of the facets of the school's education is teaching the students to work around their blindness and do things for themselves. When Mary returns from her first year, Laura notes that she moves around the house quite easily instead of staying put in her rocking chair, and unlocked and opened her travelling trunk quite as though she saw it.
* ''[[Literature/LittleWomen Little Men]]'': One of the 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.



* The third ''Literature/BridgetJones'' book features Nicolette, a mother at the school Bridget's children attend, who puts her young sons under a huge amount of pressure to succeed in school. When it's pointed out to her what this is doing to her children, she has a breakdown and eventually learns to relax a little after Bridget reaches out to her.
* Amy Chua's ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'' is a tongue-in-cheek how-to guide for Education Mamas. The book chronicles her attempt to raise her children in the standard Chinese overachiever tradition (but in America!), and the inevitable culture clash that ensues.
-->''When Western parents think they're being strict, they usually don't come close to being Chinese mothers. For example, my Western friends who consider themselves strict make their children practice their instruments thirty minutes every day. An hour at most. For a Chinese mother, the first hour is the easy part. It's hours two and three that get tough.''
* In rebuttal to ''Battle Hymn of The Tiger Mother'', Quentin Hardy wrote "The Song Of The Manatee Father," extolling the virtues of taking it easy.
* In ''Literature/TheInfected'' Brian Yi's mother was like this, and it drove him to drop out of school and sever ties with his parents the moment he was old enough to do so. Later this is revealed to be part of mental illness on her part, an obsession with driving those close to her to succeed and basking in reflected glory that drove away not only her son but her husband.

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* The third ''Literature/BridgetJones'' book features Nicolette, a ''Literature/ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'': Katie Nolan is told by her immigrant mother at that education is the key to rising in America, and to that end, she should make her kids stay in school Bridget's children attend, who puts her young sons under longer than she did and read them a huge amount page a day from the Bible and the collected works of pressure to succeed in school. When it's pointed out to her what Shakespeare. How well this is doing to her children, she has a breakdown and eventually learns to relax a little after Bridget reaches out to her.
* Amy Chua's ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother''
or isn't working is a tongue-in-cheek how-to guide constant source of worry for Education Mamas. The book chronicles her. She is pretty easy on her attempt to raise her children in the standard Chinese overachiever tradition (but in America!), son Neeley, who graduates primary school with B's and the inevitable culture clash that ensues.
-->''When Western
C's on his report card than most parents think they're being strict, they usually don't come close of this type would be.
* Widow Kang from ''Literature/TheYearsOfRiceAndSalt'' mercilessly drills her youngest son in the Confucian classics, in order
to being Chinese mothers. For example, my Western friends who consider themselves strict make their children practice their instruments thirty minutes every day. An hour at most. For a Chinese mother, the first hour is the easy part. It's hours two and three that get tough.''
* In rebuttal to ''Battle Hymn of The Tiger Mother'', Quentin Hardy wrote "The Song Of The Manatee Father," extolling the virtues of taking it easy.
* In ''Literature/TheInfected'' Brian Yi's mother was like this, and it drove him to drop
proper scholar out of school and sever ties with his parents the moment he was old enough to do so. Later this is revealed to be part of mental illness on her part, an obsession with driving those close to her to succeed and basking in reflected glory that drove away not only her son but her husband.him.



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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 as a 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]].
* ''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]].

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* In ''Series/{{Bunkd}}'', the Korean Drama "Sassy Go Go", Kwon Soo-Ah's AsianAndNerdy Tiffany has one of these (although in a subversion of the stereotype, her mother is an extreme version of this, and could easily be the page image. ''isn't'' Asian). She considers wants Tiffany to go to medical school at Harvard, therefore Tiffany has been prohibited from doing anything less than being the top-ranked student as a failure, severely chastises Soo-Ah remotely fun or enjoyable for not getting a perfect score on an exam, forbids her entire life. She herself is a scientist, who is researching [[TheSleepless a cure for sleep]] since she believes anything that takes eight hours per day away from closely associating studying can't possibly be healthy. She also hid all of Tiffany's Christmas presents from Santa, telling her that he only gives presents to people who have gotten a paper published in an Ivy league journal. The only reason she allowed Tiffany to come to camp in the first place was that Tiffany told her it was an educational camp for child geniuses. When Tiffany tries [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling the Old Woman Out]], she dismisses Tiffany's feelings as nonsense. [[FreudianExcuse After all, her own mother treated her the same way, and look how successful she turned out!]] She has a HeelRealization and agrees to ease up a bit when Tiffany points out that Grandma's treatment of her ruined their relationship and they don't even talk to each other anymore.
-->'''Tiffany's Mom:''' Well, I do send her a Christmas card every year.\\
'''Tiffany:''' Yeah,
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]].
* ''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]].
word "Merry" crossed off!



* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': When a teenage girl is murdered, investigation reveals that her father was a particularly brutal example of this trope. She and her sister were forced to kneel on grains of rice on the basement floor while their father drilled them on different topics. It turns out that a schoolmate from her incredibly prestigious school (who had been up for over a week via drugs studying for exams) snapped and killed her out of jealousy. So basically there was an entire school full of kids with parents like this.
* A second-season episode of ''Series/LawAndOrder'' featured an Education Mama who also had a large helping of racism against Asians. When her son's Asian-American classmate looked like he was going to beat him for a prestigious scholarship, she murdered him.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': Robbie, the title character from the episode "Bright Boy", had an extreme version. Robbie did have above-average intelligence and could likely have done very well on a standard academic track, but his father was convinced he was a child genius and pushed him well beyond his capabilities. Goren's investigation eventually reveals that Robbie's father repeatedly cheated on behalf of his son and yet, despite this fact, he somehow continued to believe that Robbie's genius was real.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' combines this trope with BillyElliotPlot. Mike Chang's father flips out over [[TheBGrade an A-minus]], or, as the episode calls it, "an Asian F" and thinks Mike's involvement in sports and the Glee Club is distracting him from his studies. Even Principal Figgins, normally an ObstructiveBureaucrat towards the Glee Club, thinks Mike's father is over-the-top. Meanwhile, his mother is the understanding one and supports his dreams of becoming a dancer. This is because ''her'' parents played this trope straight and crushed her own dreams, and she doesn't want to repeat that experience with her own son.
* ''Series/MacGyver1985'': Ma Colton when it comes to the education of her youngest son Billy. She seems to have given up on the older two.



* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' combines this trope with BillyElliotPlot. Mike Chang's father flips out over [[TheBGrade an A-minus]], or, as the episode calls it, "an Asian F" and thinks Mike's involvement in sports and the Glee Club is distracting him from his studies. Even Principal Figgins, normally an ObstructiveBureaucrat towards the Glee Club, thinks Mike's father is over-the-top. Meanwhile, his mother is the understanding one and supports his dreams of becoming a dancer. This is because ''her'' parents played this trope straight and crushed her own dreams, and she doesn't want to repeat that experience with her own son.



* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': Lois enrolls Malcolm in classes and extracurricular activities that he doesn't want to be a part of, forces him to tutor his brothers, tries to keep him from dating on the off-chance that it'll distract him from homework, and eavesdrops on his college interviews. Malcolm finds this behavior unreasonable and highly pressured, and considers her an overbearing EducationMama; Lois, on the other hand, thinks that these are necessary efforts to make on behalf of a [[BrilliantButLazy lazy child with an IQ of 165]]. This comes to a head in the series finale, where it's reveal ed that she had planned his entire future for him, up to, and including ''being President of the United States''.[[note]]The whole point of her character is that she is a bad parent, which the show constantly plays for [[DudeNotFunny laughs]].[[/note]]
* In ''[[Series/TheLibrarians2014 The Librarians]]'' "And the Rule of Three," Cassandra bonds with a teen named Amy Meyer over their mutual experiences with parents who place academic success over everything else: no dates, no movies, no social life, no hobbies that don't look good on a college application, and so forth. Amy's mother spends most of the episode shamelessly making herself obnoxious in pushing for Amy to win at the STEM fair, until Amy finally tells her bluntly that it's ''her'' life, not her mother's.



* In ''Series/{{Bunkd}}'', the AsianAndNerdy Tiffany has one of these (although in a subversion of the stereotype, her mother ''isn't'' Asian). She wants Tiffany to go to medical school at Harvard, therefore Tiffany has been prohibited from doing anything remotely fun or enjoyable for her entire life. She herself is a scientist, who is researching [[TheSleepless a cure for sleep]] since she believes anything that takes eight hours per day away from studying can't possibly be healthy. She also hid all of Tiffany's Christmas presents from Santa, telling her that he only gives presents to people who have gotten a paper published in an Ivy league journal. The only reason she allowed Tiffany to come to camp in the first place was that Tiffany told her it was an educational camp for child geniuses. When Tiffany tries [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling the Old Woman Out]], she dismisses Tiffany's feelings as nonsense. [[FreudianExcuse After all, her own mother treated her the same way, and look how successful she turned out!]] She has a HeelRealization and agrees to ease up a bit when Tiffany points out that Grandma's treatment of her ruined their relationship and they don't even talk to each other anymore.
-->'''Tiffany's Mom:''' Well, I do send her a Christmas card every year.\\
'''Tiffany:''' Yeah, with the word "Merry" crossed off!

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* In ''Series/{{Bunkd}}'', A second-season episode of ''Series/LawAndOrder'' featured an Education Mama who also had a large helping of racism against Asians. When her son's Asian-American classmate looked like he was going to beat him for a prestigious scholarship, she murdered him.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': Robbie,
the AsianAndNerdy Tiffany has one of these (although in a subversion of title character from the stereotype, episode "Bright Boy", had an extreme version. Robbie did have above-average intelligence and could likely have done very well on a standard academic track, but his father was convinced he was a child genius and pushed him well beyond his capabilities. Goren's investigation eventually reveals that Robbie's father repeatedly cheated on behalf of his son and yet, despite this fact, he somehow continued to believe that Robbie's genius was real.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': When a teenage girl is murdered, investigation reveals that
her mother ''isn't'' Asian). father was a particularly brutal example of this trope. She wants Tiffany and her sister were forced to go to medical kneel on grains of rice on the basement floor while their father drilled them on different topics. It turns out that a schoolmate from her incredibly prestigious school at Harvard, therefore Tiffany has (who had been prohibited from doing anything remotely fun or enjoyable up for her entire life. She herself is over a scientist, who is researching [[TheSleepless a cure for sleep]] since she believes anything that takes eight hours per day away from week via drugs studying can't possibly be healthy. She also hid all of Tiffany's Christmas presents from Santa, telling for exams) snapped and killed her that he only gives presents to people who have gotten a paper published in an Ivy league journal. The only reason she allowed Tiffany to come to camp in the first place was that Tiffany told her it out of jealousy. So basically there was an educational camp for child geniuses. When Tiffany tries [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling entire school full of kids with parents like this.
* In ''Series/{{The Librarians|2014}}'' "And
the Old Woman Out]], she dismisses Tiffany's feelings as nonsense. [[FreudianExcuse After all, her own mother treated her the same way, and look how successful she turned out!]] She has a HeelRealization and agrees to ease up a bit when Tiffany points out that Grandma's treatment Rule of her ruined Three," Cassandra bonds with a teen named Amy Meyer over their relationship and they mutual experiences with parents who place academic success over everything else: no dates, no movies, no social life, no hobbies that don't even talk look good on a college application, and so forth. Amy's mother spends most of the episode shamelessly making herself obnoxious in pushing for Amy to each win at the STEM fair, until Amy finally tells her bluntly that it's ''her'' life, not her mother's.
* ''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]].
* ''Series/MacGyver1985'': Ma Colton when it comes to the education of her youngest son Billy. She seems to have given up on the older two.
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': Lois enrolls Malcolm in classes and extracurricular activities that he doesn't want to be a part of, forces him to tutor his brothers, tries to keep him from dating on the off-chance that it'll distract him from homework, and eavesdrops on his college interviews. Malcolm finds this behavior unreasonable and highly pressured, and considers her an overbearing EducationMama; Lois, on the
other anymore.
-->'''Tiffany's Mom:''' Well, I do send her
hand, thinks that these are necessary efforts to make on behalf of a Christmas card every year.\\
'''Tiffany:''' Yeah,
[[BrilliantButLazy lazy child with an IQ of 165]]. This comes to a head in the word "Merry" crossed off! series finale, where it's reveal ed that she had planned his entire future for him, up to, and including ''being President of the United States''.[[note]]The whole point of her character is that she is a bad parent, which the show constantly plays for [[DudeNotFunny laughs]].[[/note]]



* 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 as a 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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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''

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* Jacob's mother from ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'' gave up her job so that she could focus entirely on making sure that her son got the best possible grades he could manage. She won't even let Jacob in the house until he's finished his studying, and only then if he gets most of the answers correct.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''In ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'', Nagisa Shingetsu's parents are a ''very'' dark example, having viewed child-raising to be like a game, essentially forcing him to "level grind" in studying without sleeping under threat of physical punishment. The worst part is that it isn't even for Nagisa's benefit, but they apparently viewed him as an experiment in how much cramming kids could do before breaking.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', Beatrix's mother in her lore apparently was quite the Tiger Mom. Excerpts from her diary from the lore in [[https://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/battleplan-32-12-22-16/1552633 Battleplan 32]] reveal her mother, a Silent Sister, constantly pushed Beatrix to apply herself in her studies. As Beatrix was quite the TeenGenius who was excelling in her grades, her mother negotiated her early graduation and as such Beatrix graduated from Archsciences Academy at 14 years old, the youngest ever to do so. However, even then that wasn't enough as Beatrix's mother later applied her in grad school. All of this was to make Beatrix a candidate for sustainment before she died of her illness though her mother did so without really asking Beatrix herself what she really wanted.
* Demona in ''VideoGame/FantasyLife''. Justified in that her son is supposed to run a kingdom. The son in question eventually joins the list of people that the player can recruit as battle companions and tells the player that these occasions will officially be "educational outings".
* Luis Lopez's mother in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony'' has a hard time trying to convince Luis of going to school.
* Lan/Netto's mother Haruka in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' is a benign version of this. Yes, she harps on Lan to get his schoolwork done constantly, but this is a good thing because he has a ''severe'' case of BrilliantButLazy.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'':



** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the mother of seven-year-old Maiko forces her to attend cram school and other lessons constantly, on top of neglecting household chores like laundry that Maiko is forced to do in her place. (And that pressure is on top of the stress she faces dealing with her parents' bitter divorce.) Fuuka Yamagishi's parents similarly obsess over her education due to their own inferiority complexes, to the point that one of the reasons she participates in SEES is to escape from them. Another student from Gekkoukan High also complains about her parents being like this, forcing her to do nothing but study in her free time.
** Returns in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. Shu is a kid who is under pressure from his mom to be the best. This leads him to cheat on a test and getting suspended though, with the Protagonist's help, he gets over this.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', Makoto Nijima's older sister and legal guardian Sae pressure her to focus on her studies, [[spoiler:as a result of Sae's own personal issues, which include bitterness and the need to prove herself]].
* Luis Lopez's mother in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony'' has a hard time trying to convince Luis of going to school.
* Lan/Netto's mother Haruka in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' is a benign version of this. Yes, she harps on Lan to get his schoolwork done constantly, but this is a good thing because he has a ''severe'' case of BrilliantButLazy.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', the mother of seven-year-old Maiko forces her to attend cram school and other lessons constantly, on top of neglecting household chores like laundry that Maiko is forced to do in her place. (And that pressure is on top of the stress she faces dealing with her parents' bitter divorce.) Fuuka Yamagishi's parents similarly obsess over her education due to their own inferiority complexes, to the point that one of the reasons she participates in SEES is to escape from them. Another student from Gekkoukan High also complains about her parents being like this, forcing her to do nothing but study in her free time.
** Returns in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.''VideoGame/Persona4''. Shu is a kid who is under pressure from his mom to be the best. This leads him to cheat on a test and getting suspended though, with the Protagonist's help, he gets over this.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona5'', Makoto Nijima's older sister and legal guardian Sae pressure her to focus on her studies, [[spoiler:as a result of Sae's own personal issues, which include bitterness and the need to prove herself]].
* Luis Lopez's mother in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony'' has a hard time trying to convince Luis of going to school.
* Lan/Netto's mother Haruka in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' is a benign version of this. Yes, she harps on Lan to get his schoolwork done constantly, but this is a good thing because he has a ''severe'' case of BrilliantButLazy.
herself]].



* Demona in ''VideoGame/FantasyLife''. Justified in that her son is supposed to run a kingdom. The son in question eventually joins the list of people that the player can recruit as battle companions and tells the player that these occasions will officially be "educational outings".
* In ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'', Nagisa Shingetsu's parents are a ''very'' dark example, having viewed child-raising to be like a game, essentially forcing him to "level grind" in studying without sleeping under threat of physical punishment. The worst part is that it isn't even for Nagisa's benefit, but they apparently viewed him as an experiment in how much cramming kids could do before breaking.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', Beatrix's mother in her lore apparently was quite the Tiger Mom. Excerpts from her diary from the lore in [[https://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/battleplan-32-12-22-16/1552633 Battleplan 32]] reveal her mother, a Silent Sister, constantly pushed Beatrix to apply herself in her studies. As Beatrix was quite the TeenGenius who was excelling in her grades, her mother negotiated her early graduation and as such Beatrix graduated from Archsciences Academy at 14 years old, the youngest ever to do so. However, even then that wasn't enough as Beatrix's mother later applied her in grad school. All of this was to make Beatrix a candidate for sustainment before she died of her illness though her mother did so without really asking Beatrix herself what she really wanted.



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* Nanase's mother in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' (the page image) is one of these. She even insists on her children speaking Japanese at home, so they'll be just as fluent as they are with English.
* Mei-Li (Lin's mother) in ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', who is a Tiger Mom in more ways than one. She starts learning to loosen up thanks to Kell and Coney.
* Emily's mother in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'', mainly because she had to drop out of school to take care of Emily at a young age.
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* Nanase's mother in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' (the page image) is one of these. She even insists on her children speaking Japanese at home, so they'll be just as fluent as they are with English.
* Emily's mother in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'', mainly because she had to drop out of school to take care of Emily at a young age.
* Mei-Li (Lin's mother) in ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', who is a Tiger Mom in more ways than one. She starts learning to loosen up thanks to Kell and Coney.
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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Kahn. His wife Mihn is like this to a lesser extent, but Kahn is always pushing his daughter to study, learn, and practice the violin. Worse still, it isn't even for her benefit. Kahn sees an intelligent, successful daughter as a requirement for the "perfect life" he's been seeking, so he can rub it in the faces of everyone he knew growing up. Also, his [[FreudianExcuse father-in-law was a famous general who seems to view him with contempt]]. However, Kahn later lets up on this. In the last episode of the series, he lets Connie take the night off from studying to attend the Hill's barbecue.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' "Changing of the Guardian" episode, Selma (with Patty's help) is raising her adopted Chinese daughter Ling Bouvier in the "tiger mom" method, pushing her creative limits with no praise, and they lash out at Homer when he boorishly complements Ling's progress, which threatens to ruin Patty's and Selma's cynical influence on their parenting skills.
* Implied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLittles'' with an "education papa". When the episode begins, he threatens to send his daughter to a private school "where [her] friends won't be such a bad influence on [her]", unless she gets straight A's on her report card, resulting in her running away from home.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''

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* Nanase's mother in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' (the page image) is one of these. She even insists on her children speaking Japanese at home, so they'll be just as fluent as they are with English.
* Emily's mother in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'', mainly because she had to drop out of school to take care of Emily at a young age.
* Mei-Li (Lin's mother) in ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', who is a Tiger Mom in more ways than one. She starts learning to loosen up thanks to Kell and Coney.
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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Kahn. His wife Mihn is like this ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Choices" reveals that Nicole's mother, Mary, was this. Not only did she have Nicole's future planned [[ControlFreak down to a lesser extent, the minute]], but Kahn is always pushing his daughter to study, learn, and practice the violin. Worse still, it isn't even she criticized Nicole for her benefit. Kahn sees a report card with perfect grades ''because she had an intelligent, successful daughter as a requirement for the "perfect life" he's been seeking, so he can rub it F in the faces of everyone he knew growing up. Also, his [[FreudianExcuse father-in-law was line for "Gender."''
-->'''Nicole:''' Uh, yeah. "F" because I'm female!
-->'''Mary:''' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Being
a famous general who girl is not an excuse!]]
* Toshi and Akiko's mother on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is this in spades. She works both her children like slaves, though she
seems to view him give Toshi slightly more freedom as he is often seen hanging out with contempt]]. However, Kahn later lets up Steve and his other friends. Akiko, on this. In the last episode of other hand, is given treatment that makes the series, he lets Connie take the night off from studying to attend the Hill's barbecue.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' "Changing of the Guardian" episode, Selma (with Patty's help) is raising her adopted Chinese daughter Ling Bouvier in the "tiger mom" method, pushing her creative limits with no praise, and they lash out at Homer when he boorishly complements Ling's progress, which threatens to ruin Patty's and Selma's cynical influence on their parenting skills.
* Implied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLittles'' with an "education papa".
Tiger Mom look slack. When the episode begins, he threatens Akiko loses a spelling bee to send his daughter to a private school "where [her] friends won't be such a bad influence on [her]", unless she gets straight A's on Steve, her report card, resulting in mother swears to DOUBLE her running away from home.
workload.
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* One of Virgil's AsianAndNerdy classmates in ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' has an Education ''Papa.'' Virgil sees his father studying with him and berating him one day when the poor guy got a ''99'' on an essay. He later develops [[HulkingOut Hulk-like powers]].
-->"Dad, it's just one point."\\
"One point away from a perfect score!"
* Mrs. Ping of ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}'', to the point that she's a teacher at Lee's school. [[NeverLiveItDown It was]] ''one'' lousy C, mom. In gym! That's not even a subject, it's like, some guy's name!



* Olga from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' was so pressured to be perfect by her parents that she winds up mentally unstable when faced with failure (a B+ on her report card makes her suffer a complete mental breakdown), to be, as she put it "A wind-up doll expected to perform perfectly.'' After Helga reveals she forged said grade, she admits that she'd rather be like [[TheUnfavorite Helga]] is to her parents. Since she had been built up as TheAce, it serves as a nice deconstruction.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' showed that the father of the Chang Triplets is an education ''papa.'' When Dijonay switches with the Chang Triplets for "Cultural Switch Day," she brags to their father about how she got a B in math, in which he retorts to "B stands for 'better work hard to get an A'", and makes her study more.

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* Olga from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' was so pressured Mrs. Ping of ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}'', to be perfect by her parents the point that she winds up mentally unstable when faced with failure (a B+ on her report card makes her suffer she's a complete mental breakdown), to be, as she put it "A wind-up doll expected to perform perfectly.'' After Helga reveals she forged said grade, she admits that she'd rather be like [[TheUnfavorite Helga]] is to her parents. Since she had been built up as TheAce, it serves as teacher at Lee's school. [[NeverLiveItDown It was]] ''one'' lousy C, mom. In gym! That's not even a nice deconstruction.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' showed that the father of the Chang Triplets is an education ''papa.'' When Dijonay switches with the Chang Triplets for "Cultural Switch Day," she brags to their father about how she got a B in math, in which he retorts to "B stands for 'better work hard to get an A'", and makes her study more.
subject, it's like, some guy's name!



* Toshi and Akiko's mother on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is this in spades. She works both her children like slaves, though she seems to give Toshi slightly more freedom as he is often seen hanging out with Steve and his other friends. Akiko, on the other hand, is given treatment that makes the Tiger Mom look slack. When Akiko loses a spelling bee to Steve, her mother swears to DOUBLE her workload.

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* Toshi and Akiko's mother Olga from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' was so pressured to be perfect by her parents that she winds up mentally unstable when faced with failure (a B+ on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' her report card makes her suffer a complete mental breakdown), to be, as she put it "A wind-up doll expected to perform perfectly.'' After Helga reveals she forged said grade, she admits that she'd rather be like [[TheUnfavorite Helga]] is to her parents. Since she had been built up as TheAce, it serves as a nice deconstruction.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Kahn. His wife Mihn is like
this in spades. She works both to a lesser extent, but Kahn is always pushing his daughter to study, learn, and practice the violin. Worse still, it isn't even for her children like slaves, though she benefit. Kahn sees an intelligent, successful daughter as a requirement for the "perfect life" he's been seeking, so he can rub it in the faces of everyone he knew growing up. Also, his [[FreudianExcuse father-in-law was a famous general who seems to give Toshi slightly more freedom as he is often seen hanging out view him with Steve and contempt]]. However, Kahn later lets up on this. In the last episode of the series, he lets Connie take the night off from studying to attend the Hill's barbecue.
* Implied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLittles'' with an "education papa". When the episode begins, he threatens to send
his other friends. Akiko, daughter to a private school "where [her] friends won't be such a bad influence on the other hand, is given treatment [her]", unless she gets straight A's on her report card, resulting in her running away from home.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' showed
that the father of the Chang Triplets is an education ''papa.'' When Dijonay switches with the Chang Triplets for "Cultural Switch Day," she brags to their father about how she got a B in math, in which he retorts to "B stands for 'better work hard to get an A'", and makes her study more.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' "Changing of
the Tiger Mom look slack. When Akiko loses a spelling bee to Steve, Guardian" episode, Selma (with Patty's help) is raising her mother swears to DOUBLE adopted Chinese daughter Ling Bouvier in the "tiger mom" method, pushing her workload.creative limits with no praise, and they lash out at Homer when he boorishly complements Ling's progress, which threatens to ruin Patty's and Selma's cynical influence on their parenting skills.
* One of Virgil's AsianAndNerdy classmates in ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' has an Education ''Papa.'' Virgil sees his father studying with him and berating him one day when the poor guy got a ''99'' on an essay. He later develops [[HulkingOut Hulk-like powers]].
-->"Dad, it's just one point."\\
"One point away from a perfect score!"



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Choices" reveals that Nicole's mother, Mary, was this. Not only did she have Nicole's future planned [[ControlFreak down to the minute]], but she criticized Nicole for a report card with perfect grades ''because she had an F in the line for "Gender."''
-->'''Nicole:''' Uh, yeah. "F" because I'm female!
-->'''Mary:''' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Being a girl is not an excuse!]]

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* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'': Shirogane's mother valued education above all else and constantly pushed him and his little sister to excel, [[MissingMom eventually walking out on the family with Kei]] because she was the only one who showed promise (though Kei is back to living with her brother and father in the present for reasons that have yet to be explained). [[spoiler:Part of the reason why Shirogane is so obsessed with being the number one student in the school (aside from feeling that it's the only way that Kaguya would acknowledge him as an equal) is because he secretly hopes that his mother will come back for him if he's successful.]]


While it is a problem in many countries around the world, 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" (Traditional: 虎媽, Simplified: 虎妈, Pinyin: hǔmā) in Chinese, and specifically ''kyoiku mama'' (教育ママ) in Japanese. The term "Tiger Mom" was coined by Yale law professor Amy Chua in her book ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'' and despite it only being used by Chinese people at first, it has spread widely throughout the Anglosphere and is used by many non-Chinese women to describe themselves, being the most common term to describe academically-driven mothers in Australia.

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While it is a problem in many countries around the world, 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 cushiest, most respected 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 theoretically anyone who could read had a shot at a government job.job. Needless to say, competition is fierce.) 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" (Traditional: 虎媽, Simplified: 虎妈, Pinyin: hǔmā) in Chinese, and specifically ''kyoiku mama'' (教育ママ) in Japanese. The term "Tiger Mom" was coined by Yale law professor Amy Chua in her book ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'' and despite it only being used by Chinese people at first, it has spread widely throughout the Anglosphere and is used by many non-Chinese women to describe themselves, being the most common term to describe academically-driven mothers in Australia.


* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': Lois enrolls Malcolm in classes and extracurricular activities that he doesn't want to be a part of, forces him to tutor his brothers, tries to keep him from dating on the off-chance that it'll distract him from homework, and eavesdrops on his college interviews. Malcolm finds this behavior unreasonable and highly pressured, and considers her an overbearing EducationMama; Lois, on the other hand, thinks that these are necessary efforts to make on behalf of a [[BrilliantButLazy lazy child with an IQ of 165]].

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* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': Lois enrolls Malcolm in classes and extracurricular activities that he doesn't want to be a part of, forces him to tutor his brothers, tries to keep him from dating on the off-chance that it'll distract him from homework, and eavesdrops on his college interviews. Malcolm finds this behavior unreasonable and highly pressured, and considers her an overbearing EducationMama; Lois, on the other hand, thinks that these are necessary efforts to make on behalf of a [[BrilliantButLazy lazy child with an IQ of 165]]. This comes to a head in the series finale, where it's reveal ed that she had planned his entire future for him, up to, and including ''being President of the United States''.[[note]]The whole point of her character is that she is a bad parent, which the show constantly plays for [[DudeNotFunny laughs]].[[/note]]


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 running away from home]], becoming a {{hikikomori}} or some other variety of TheShutIn, or even [[TheDogBitesBack snapping out]] and [[SelfMadeOrphan committing violence against the parents]].

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Contrast: ParentalAbandonment, OpenMindedParent. Compare: 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 running away from home]], becoming a {{hikikomori}} or some other variety of TheShutIn, TheShutIn or even [[TheDogBitesBack snapping out]] and [[SelfMadeOrphan committing violence against the parents]].



** The only reason she DOES take it well is because the team is a championship caliber team and so looks even better for college entry: A student pulling in nothing but As? Dime-a-dozen. An all-A student who also plays high-level sports? That's a fierce combination for college application. If the team had sucked you'd can bet your arse she'd have come down on him like a ton o' bricks.

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** The only reason she DOES take it well is because that the team is a championship caliber team and so looks even better for college entry: A student pulling in nothing but As? Dime-a-dozen. An all-A student who also plays high-level sports? That's a fierce combination for college application. If the team had sucked you'd you can bet your arse she'd have come down on him like a ton o' bricks.



** 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 [[CallingTheOldManOut called her out on this]], she apparently became 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.

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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 going 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 [[CallingTheOldManOut called her out on this]], she apparently became 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.



* In ''{{Manga/Dramacon}}'' Bethany has to sneak around her mother Mary's back just to be an artist as a hobby, because she refuses to accept the idea of Beth becoming anything less than a lawyer with impeccable grades throughout her entire educational career. Mary also makes it quite clear that if Beth ever attempted anything else she'd flat out disown her. [[spoiler: In the third volume Beth finally confronts Mary on this and states that she ''will'' accept a job offer from a manga publishing company if she's offered again, and her mom pulls IHaveNoSon the moment Beth refuses to do what she wants. Moments afterwards, Mary is almost killed in a car crash and the two reconcile as she recovers in the hospital.]]
** On the opposite end, Beth's aunt Jaz is a ''lot'' more supportive of Beth's dreams and offers her the advice Mary should be giving her. Jaz is clearly a decent mother to her own children, and states they always do good in school even though she never nags them. She's quite prompt to call her sister out for her domineering behavior, and doesn't give her any slack [[spoiler: even when she's just woken up from being in a car wreck. She was ''that'' pissed at Mary for trying to abandon her own daughter.]]

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* In ''{{Manga/Dramacon}}'' Bethany has to sneak around her mother Mary's back just to be an artist as a hobby, hobby because she refuses to accept the idea of Beth becoming anything less than a lawyer with impeccable grades throughout her entire educational career. Mary also makes it quite clear that if Beth ever attempted anything else she'd flat out disown her. [[spoiler: In the third volume Beth finally confronts Mary on this and states that she ''will'' accept a job offer from a manga publishing company if she's offered again, and her mom pulls IHaveNoSon the moment Beth refuses to do what she wants. Moments afterwards, Mary is almost killed in a car crash and the two reconcile as she recovers in the hospital.]]
** On the opposite end, Beth's aunt Jaz is a ''lot'' more supportive of Beth's dreams and offers her the advice Mary should be giving her. Jaz is clearly a decent mother to her own children, children and states they always do good in school even though she never nags them. She's quite prompt to call her sister out for her domineering behavior, behavior and doesn't give her any slack [[spoiler: even when she's just woken up from being in a car wreck. She was ''that'' pissed at Mary for trying to abandon her own daughter.]]



** Hinata has signs of this. 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.

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** Hinata has signs of this. She's really into Boruto studying in the academy, 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.



* ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': Jack Drake manages to combine this with being a mostly absentee parent by using his son's "poor" grades as a reason to force him to transfer schools. For the record Tim was implied to be a straight A student though he needed extra credit to get there in his Literature class.

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* ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': Jack Drake manages to combine this with being a mostly absentee parent by using his son's "poor" grades as a reason to force him to transfer schools. For the record record, Tim was implied to be a straight A straight-A student though he needed extra credit to get there in his Literature class.



* ''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. She is pretty easy on her son Neeley, who graduates primary school with B's and C's on his report card, than most parents of this type would be.

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* ''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. She is pretty easy on her son Neeley, who graduates primary school with B's and C's on his report card, card than most parents of this type would be.



* Amy Chua's ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'' is a tongue-in cheek how-to guide for Education Mamas. The book chronicles her attempt to raise her children in the standard Chinese overachiever tradition (but in America!), and the inevitable culture clash that ensues.

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* Amy Chua's ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'' is a tongue-in cheek tongue-in-cheek how-to guide for Education Mamas. The book chronicles her attempt to raise her children in the standard Chinese overachiever tradition (but in America!), and the inevitable culture clash that ensues.



* In ''Literature/TheInfected'' Brian Yi's mother was like this, and it drove him to drop out of school and sever ties with his parents the moment he was old enough to do so. Later this is revealed to be part of a mental illness on her part, an obsession with driving those close to her to succeed and basking in reflected glory that drove away not only her son, but her husband.

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* In ''Literature/TheInfected'' Brian Yi's mother was like this, and it drove him to drop out of school and sever ties with his parents the moment he was old enough to do so. Later this is revealed to be part of a mental illness on her part, an obsession with driving those close to her to succeed and basking in reflected glory that drove away not only her son, son but her husband.



* 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 as a 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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* 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 top-ranked student as a 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]].



* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': Robbie, the title character from the episode "Bright Boy", had an extreme version. Robbie did have an above-average intelligence and could likely have done very well on a standard academic track, but his father was convinced he was a child genius and pushed him well beyond his capabilities. Goren's investigation eventually reveals that Robbie's father repeatedly cheated on behalf of his son and yet, despite this fact, he somehow continued to believe that Robbie's genius was real.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': Robbie, the title character from the episode "Bright Boy", had an extreme version. Robbie did have an above-average intelligence and could likely have done very well on a standard academic track, but his father was convinced he was a child genius and pushed him well beyond his capabilities. Goren's investigation eventually reveals that Robbie's father repeatedly cheated on behalf of his son and yet, despite this fact, he somehow continued to believe that Robbie's genius was real.



* ''Series/FreshOffTheBoat'': If her son is getting straight As, it can only mean one thing to Jessica Huang: school is too easy and must be made more challenging.

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* ''Series/FreshOffTheBoat'': If her son is getting straight As, A's it can only mean one thing to Jessica Huang: school is too easy and must be made more challenging.



* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': Lois enrolls Malcolm in classes and extracurricular activities that he doesn't want to be a part of, forces him to tutor his brothers, tries to keep him from dating on the off-chance that it'll distract him from homework, and eavesdrops on his college interviews. Malcolm finds this behavior unreasonable and highly pressuring, and considers her an overbearing EducationMama; Lois, on the other hand, thinks that these are necessary efforts to make on behalf of a [[BrilliantButLazy lazy child]] with an IQ of 165.

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* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': Lois enrolls Malcolm in classes and extracurricular activities that he doesn't want to be a part of, forces him to tutor his brothers, tries to keep him from dating on the off-chance that it'll distract him from homework, and eavesdrops on his college interviews. Malcolm finds this behavior unreasonable and highly pressuring, pressured, and considers her an overbearing EducationMama; Lois, on the other hand, thinks that these are necessary efforts to make on behalf of a [[BrilliantButLazy lazy child]] child with an IQ of 165.165]].



* A mild example in the ''Series/InsideNo9'' episode "Diddle Diddle Dumpling": Louise coaches her seven year old daughter to do well academically, encourages her to mix with wealthy classmates, and asks her husband to help her assess the competition at school.
* Parodied (and taken to extremes) in a ''Series/{{Jam}}'' sketch where a couple ply other people's children with drugs and pornography so they can sabotage their daughter's rivals for a place at a good school.
* In ''Series/{{Bunkd}}'', the AsianAndNerdy Tiffany has one of these (although in a subversion of the stereotype, her mother ''isn't'' Asian). She wants Tiffany to go to medical school at Harvard, therefore Tiffany has been prohibited from doing anything remotely fun or enjoyable for her entire life. She herself is a scientist, who is researching [[TheSleepless a cure for sleep]], since she believes anything that takes eight hours per day away from studying can't possibly be healthy. She also hid all of Tiffany's Christmas presents from Santa, telling her that he only gives presents to people who have gotten a paper published in an Ivy league journal. The only reason she allowed Tiffany to come to camp in the first place was because Tiffany told her it was an educational camp for child geniuses. When Tiffany tries [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling the Old Woman Out]], she dismisses Tiffany's feelings as nonsense. [[FreudianExcuse After all, her own mother treated her the same way, and look how successful she turned out!]] She has a HeelRealization and agrees to ease up a bit when Tiffany points out that Grandma's treatment of her ruined their relationship and they don't even talk to each other anymore.

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* A mild example in the ''Series/InsideNo9'' episode "Diddle Diddle Dumpling": Louise coaches her seven year old seven-year-old daughter to do well academically, encourages her to mix with wealthy classmates, and asks her husband to help her assess the competition at school.
* Parodied (and taken to extremes) in a ''Series/{{Jam}}'' sketch where a couple ply plies other people's children with drugs and pornography so they can sabotage their daughter's rivals for a place at a good school.
* In ''Series/{{Bunkd}}'', the AsianAndNerdy Tiffany has one of these (although in a subversion of the stereotype, her mother ''isn't'' Asian). She wants Tiffany to go to medical school at Harvard, therefore Tiffany has been prohibited from doing anything remotely fun or enjoyable for her entire life. She herself is a scientist, who is researching [[TheSleepless a cure for sleep]], sleep]] since she believes anything that takes eight hours per day away from studying can't possibly be healthy. She also hid all of Tiffany's Christmas presents from Santa, telling her that he only gives presents to people who have gotten a paper published in an Ivy league journal. The only reason she allowed Tiffany to come to camp in the first place was because that Tiffany told her it was an educational camp for child geniuses. When Tiffany tries [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling the Old Woman Out]], she dismisses Tiffany's feelings as nonsense. [[FreudianExcuse After all, her own mother treated her the same way, and look how successful she turned out!]] She has a HeelRealization and agrees to ease up a bit when Tiffany points out that Grandma's treatment of her ruined their relationship and they don't even talk to each other anymore.



* In ''Series/MustangsFC'', Anusha's mother is a classic Asian 'Tiger Mom'. pressing her daughter to excel in academics, music and fencing. Marnie and Live are only able to persuade her to join the team by explaining how good participation in a ''team'' sport will look on her CV.

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* In ''Series/MustangsFC'', Anusha's mother is a classic Asian 'Tiger Mom'. pressing her daughter to excel in academics, music music, and fencing. Marnie and Live are only able to persuade her to join the team by explaining how good participation in a ''team'' sport will look on her CV.



** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the mother of seven year-old Maiko forces her to attend cram school and other lessons constantly, on top of neglecting household chores like laundry that Maiko is forced to do in her place. (And that pressure is on top of the stress she faces dealing with her parents' bitter divorce.) Fuuka Yamagishi's parents similarly obsess over her education due to their own inferiority complexes, to the point that one of the reasons she participates in SEES is to escape from them. Another student from Gekkoukan High also complains about her parents being like this, forcing her to do nothing but study in her free time.
** Returns in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. Shu is a kid who is under pressure from his mom to be the best. This leads him to cheating on a test and getting suspended, though with the Protagonist's help, he gets over this.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', Makoto Nijima's older sister and legal guardian Sae pressures her to focus on her studies, [[spoiler:as a result of Sae's own personal issues, which include bitterness and the need to prove herself]].

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the mother of seven year-old seven-year-old Maiko forces her to attend cram school and other lessons constantly, on top of neglecting household chores like laundry that Maiko is forced to do in her place. (And that pressure is on top of the stress she faces dealing with her parents' bitter divorce.) Fuuka Yamagishi's parents similarly obsess over her education due to their own inferiority complexes, to the point that one of the reasons she participates in SEES is to escape from them. Another student from Gekkoukan High also complains about her parents being like this, forcing her to do nothing but study in her free time.
** Returns in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. Shu is a kid who is under pressure from his mom to be the best. This leads him to cheating cheat on a test and getting suspended, though suspended though, with the Protagonist's help, he gets over this.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', Makoto Nijima's older sister and legal guardian Sae pressures pressure her to focus on her studies, [[spoiler:as a result of Sae's own personal issues, which include bitterness and the need to prove herself]].



* Lan/Netto's mother Haruka in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' is a benign version of this. Yes, she harps on Lan to get his schoolwork done constantly, but this is a good thing, because he has a ''severe'' case of BrilliantButLazy.

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* Lan/Netto's mother Haruka in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' is a benign version of this. Yes, she harps on Lan to get his schoolwork done constantly, but this is a good thing, thing because he has a ''severe'' case of BrilliantButLazy.



** [[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. 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 their backs, for the sake of being among people like her and being able to relax for once.

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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. 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. 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 all-black college, behind their backs, for the sake of being among people like her and being able to relax for once.



* Olga from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' was so pressured to be perfect by her parents that she winds up mentally unstable when faced with failure (A B-grade makes her suffer a complete mental breakdown), to be, as she put it "A wind up doll expected to preform perfectly.'' After Helga reveals she forged said B-grade, she admits that she'd rather be like [[TheUnfavorite Helga]] is to her parents. Since she had been built up as TheAce, it serves as a nice deconstruction.

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* Olga from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' was so pressured to be perfect by her parents that she winds up mentally unstable when faced with failure (A B-grade (a B+ on her report card makes her suffer a complete mental breakdown), to be, as she put it "A wind up wind-up doll expected to preform perform perfectly.'' After Helga reveals she forged said B-grade, grade, she admits that she'd rather be like [[TheUnfavorite Helga]] is to her parents. Since she had been built up as TheAce, it serves as a nice deconstruction.



-->'''Japanese Father''': (Walks in to his son's room) You doctor yet?

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-->'''Japanese Father''': (Walks in to into his son's room) You doctor yet?



* Toshi and Akiko's mother on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is this in spades. She works both her children like slaves, though she seems to give Toshi slightly more freedom as he is often seen hanging out with Steve and his other friends. Akiko on the other hand is given treatment that makes the Tiger Mom look slack. When Akiko loses a spelling bee to Steve, her mother swears to DOUBLE her workload.
* Claire's parents from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' might be this, though the only indicator is their suggesting that she drop out of the school play after getting a "B" on a class assignment.

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* Toshi and Akiko's mother on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is this in spades. She works both her children like slaves, though she seems to give Toshi slightly more freedom as he is often seen hanging out with Steve and his other friends. Akiko Akiko, on the other hand hand, is given treatment that makes the Tiger Mom look slack. When Akiko loses a spelling bee to Steve, her mother swears to DOUBLE her workload.
* Claire's parents from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' might be this, though the only indicator is their suggesting suggestion that she drop out of the school play after getting a "B" on a class assignment.


While it is a problem in many countries around the world, 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" (Traditional: 虎媽, Simplified: 虎妈, Pinyin: hǔmā) in Chinese, and specifically ''kyoiku mama'' (教育ママ) in Japanese. The term "Tiger Mom" was coined by Yale law professor Amy Chua in her book ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'' and despite it only be used by Chinese people at first it has spread widely throughout the Anglosphere and used by many non-Chinese women to describe themselves, being the most common term to describe academically driven mothers in Australia.

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While it is a problem in many countries around the world, 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" (Traditional: 虎媽, Simplified: 虎妈, Pinyin: hǔmā) in Chinese, and specifically ''kyoiku mama'' (教育ママ) in Japanese. The term "Tiger Mom" was coined by Yale law professor Amy Chua in her book ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'' and despite it only be being used by Chinese people at first first, it has spread widely throughout the Anglosphere and is used by many non-Chinese women to describe themselves, being the most common term to describe academically driven academically-driven mothers in Australia.


While it is a problem in many countries around the world, 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" (Traditional: 虎媽, Simplified: 虎妈, Pinyin: hǔmā) in Chinese, and specifically ''kyoiku mama'' (教育ママ) in Japanese. The term "Tiger Mom" was coined by Yale law professor Amy Chua in her book ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'' and despite it only be used by Chinese people at first it has spread widely throughout the Anglosphere and used by many non-Chinese women to describe themselves, being the most common term to describe academically driven mothers in Australia. However, this parental figure is universally reviled by the current generation, leading to this becoming a DiscreditedTrope.

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While it is a problem in many countries around the world, 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" (Traditional: 虎媽, Simplified: 虎妈, Pinyin: hǔmā) in Chinese, and specifically ''kyoiku mama'' (教育ママ) in Japanese. The term "Tiger Mom" was coined by Yale law professor Amy Chua in her book ''Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'' and despite it only be used by Chinese people at first it has spread widely throughout the Anglosphere and used by many non-Chinese women to describe themselves, being the most common term to describe academically driven mothers in Australia. However, this parental figure is universally reviled by the current generation, leading to this becoming a DiscreditedTrope.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Choices" reveals that Nicole's mother, Mary, was this. Not only did she have Nicole's future planned [[ControlFreak down to the minute]], but she criticized Nicole for a report card with perfect grades ''because she had an F in the line for "Gender."''
-->'''Nicole:''' Uh, yeah. "F" because I'm female!
-->'''Mary:''' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Being a girl is not an excuse!]]

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** Notably, there's some difference between the manga and the anime. In the manga, Chi-Chi is less obsessed about Gohan's education and Gohan is never ever shown to dislike studying. In the anime, Chi-Chi is [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] into this role, wants Gohan to study in the time of crisis which annoys the son, who prefers to train during the meantime. The {{Flanderization}} comes back in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' where she tries to do the same with Goten and spends of their money for his education.


* ''[[Literature/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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* ''[[Literature/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.


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 running away from home]], [[{{Hikikomori}} becoming a shut-in]], or even [[TheDogBitesBack snapping out]] and [[SelfMadeOrphan 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 running away from home]], [[{{Hikikomori}} becoming a shut-in]], {{hikikomori}} or some other variety of TheShutIn, or even [[TheDogBitesBack snapping out]] and [[SelfMadeOrphan committing violence against the parents]].


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 [[SelfMadeOrphan 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}}, [[TheRunaway running away from home]], [[{{Hikikomori}} becoming a shut-in]], or even [[TheDogBitesBack snapping out]] and [[SelfMadeOrphan committing violence against the parents]].

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