kowtow (to somebody/something)/ˌkaʊˈtaʊ/ (informal,disapproving)to show somebody in authority too much respect and be too willing to obey them.Her pride wouldn’t allow her to kowtow to anyone.
tiger mother: a
very strict mother who makes her children work hard in order to be very
successful at school, etc., thought to be typical of mothers in China
and East Asia. E.g.Being raised by a tiger mother to me means as a child, I wasn't given the freedom to make my own decisions.