In some cultures, morally parents have dominant power over their children, even after they have grown up.

What is the word for this phenomenon/ideology?

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    filial duty, filial respect – Drew Dec 21 '16 at 5:55

Noun: filial duty or filial respect.

Duty of a child to its parents

Derived forms: filial duties

Type of: duty, obligation, responsibility

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adjective: obedient

complying or willing to comply with orders or requests; submissive to another's will.
"she was totally obedient to him"

compliant, acquiescent, tractable, amenable;
dutiful, good, law-abiding, deferential, respectful, duteous, well trained, well disciplined, manageable, governable; docile, tame, biddable, meek, passive, submissive, unresisting, yielding;
malleable, pliable, pliant, subservient, obsequious, servile;
Stepford "obviously, you want an obedient dog for security work"
antonyms: disobedient, rebellious


How about brainwashing?


brainwashing: any method of controlled systematic indoctrination, especially one based on repetition or confusion

Many children are brainwashed by their parents ... and never escape from it. I call the result "baggage" -- being loaded up with someone else's beliefs rather than one's own. To be free, one must get rid one's self of one's baggage ... overcome one's brainwashing.

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