tiger parent

a.k.a. a second-generation Asian-American overachiever usually in an immigrant-parent-approved profession
The tiger parent is known for putting excellence in academics and carefully chosen extracurricular activities above leisure time. Parents are authoritarian and have high expectations. This is tough-love parenting where children are expected to respond to challenges.   

Historical perspective: This term gained notoriety in 2011 when Amy Chua published "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and describes bringing up her children in the strict, traditional Chinese way.

NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon