I wish I had known the answer to that before I had begun.
In theory, it would be best to not experiment on one’s children. But isn’t that motherhood; a tempestuous journey that tries every bond imaginable between mother and child?
Recently, I was at the bookstore and my attention fell on two autobiographies about childhoods somewhat left of center. I was horrified. Some things that caught my eye were themes such as homeschooling, life without basic amenities such as running water, insulation, indoor toilets and the struggles that ensue after divorce and re-marriage.