-56- Kyouikumama (教育ママ)

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Noun. From Japanese.

“A mother who relentlessly pushes her child or children to excel in education and knowledge”

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Many speak of the education systems in eastern Asia and, arguably, how kids tend to develop a greater capacity for learning at an earlier age. Perhaps it’s the doing of the kyouikumama?

This is quite a huge cultural aspect in Japan specifically. A lot of people are against the idea of the kyouikumama as the social and physical well-being of the child could suffer. There’s a huge Wikipedia article about it here with many reference links at the bottom if you’re interested in this phenomenon.

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