Tiger Mom made a huge stir when she came out with her ideas about how young children should be raised, particularly teenagers. She took the tack that a parent should be extremely tough on their child when rearing them, hence the term “Tiger Mom”, a fierce mom who would do anything to make sure her child excelled at life, school, and everything.
This proved to be ripe fodder for memes, and there have been many notable variations of the meme since then.
This is related to the meme series called High Expectations Asian Father
, where the idea is similar – that a parent has incredibly lofty expectations for their child, and will berate them and push them and do just about anything to ensure that they not only succeed, but excel in life but particularly in school.