Monster Parents - Overprotective and Controlling Parents

In Japan and other eastern countries, there is a term called "Monster Parents" (モンスターペアレント) featuring irrational parents. These monster parents are known for raising their children with authoritarianism and overprotectiveness. Teachers face a lot of problems with these types of parents, who make many unreasonable complaints and requests.

This term originated in Japan and gained a lot of fame in Hong Kong. The word originated from English was created by the Japanese educator Yoichi Mukoyama in 2007. This term gave rise to a drama on Japanese TV that bears the same name as "Monster Parents"

The drama showed several real-life situations where parents of students often interfered in school affairs and the teaching of teachers. A manual for dealing with monster parents was even created, which was given to more than 60,000 teachers in Tokyo.

These types of authoritarian and overprotective parents are believed to have been growing for decades. Many parents end up meeting, fighting with teachers, or even participating in online forums.

What are Monster Parents like?

You Monster Parents often force children to follow tight schedules. They restrict and control their children's lives by forbidding them to do certain things and ordering unnecessary tasks. Other parents pressure their children to follow the same career path as their parents or something they want.

Monster parents - the super protective monster parents

Parents often have extremely high expectations of their children, which puts great pressure on children. Some parents do not accept faults from their children, they demand high grades and good school performance. Other parents turn out to be true monsters and causing physical or psychological harm to their children.

You Monster Parents often interfere in their children's personal lives and try to control them. As a result, these children often end up developing antisocial personality traits and attitudes and tend to be overly dependent on their parents.

Other monster parents only want the best for their child. They end up worrying too much and treating their children like gods or princes, which bothers and hinders other people involved.

Complaints from Monster Parents

Some monster parents are practically crazy, they question with the school and teachers things that are not within their reach. Some parents don't want their children to participate in school cleaning. Others are furious only with a burn and bruise on their children.

Monster parents - the super protective monster parents

Some even require the school to pay medical bills for a simple injury. Others complain about the child being bitten by an insect. And don't think that this personality type follows children only in elementary school. Some protective parents act like this well into adulthood.

Some parents are really unbelievable. Overprotective and authoritarian parents are common in all countries, but today we know a great term and also some absurd things that we didn't imagine.

This could be a big culprit in Japan's social problems. Parents should not pressure their children into anything, they should let them be independent. There are constant movements and criticisms about these types of overprotective parents.

I thought about writing this article after seeing Erina's Father in the Shokugeki no Souma anime. That's a great example of Father Monster! Have you ever met a father like this? We would like to see your opinion and your possible comment.

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