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"Meddling Parents" may refer to one of the following:

  • Arranged Marriage: Parents who select a person's spouse and arrange the date and any other conditions that might apply for them.
  • Control Freak: When the parent (tries to) micromanage their children's lives, ostensibly to "protect" them from disappointment, failure, etc.
  • Education Mama: A parent who values a child's education achievement over everything else, often interfering with the child's other activities so that they'd focus on only studying.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: A father who disapproves of his child's hobbies/dreams and may take measures to prevent the child from pursuing them.
  • Helicopter Parents: Parents who hover over their children and get excessively involved in their personal lives, ostensibly for their own good.
  • Jewish Mother: A stereotype that portrays Jewish mothers as an overbearing, emotionally manipulative and nagging character.
  • Knight Templar Parent: A parent who does questionable things to ensure their child's safety.
  • Love-Obstructing Parents: Parents who interfere with their children's personal romantic relationships.
  • My Beloved Smother: A controlling, clingy and overly-protective mother.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Parents who are overbearing towards their children's choice of partner and may try to interfere with how the couple manage their household.
  • Parent-Preferred Suitor: When a parent want their child to hook up with a particular person and go out of their way to make sure that the two will end up together.
  • Parents as People: A well-meaning but flawed parent who tries to raise their children in less than ideal methods, such as by coddling them, or restricting their activities to protect them from unhappiness and harm.
  • Stage Mom: A mother who pushes her children to become famous.

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