A mother with kids will deploy certain efforts to cause the kids to mind or to do their chores. One such technique is to use stratagem so they will act as directed. Homework is a good example of a task that needs to be completed.
As a parent, one that does not know will soon learn that to be a good parent you have to learn many different things in order to succeed in the new life. As the kids learn and they will use many stratagems to persuade the mother or father that their way is the best for them.