OCALA, Fla. -- A Central Florida mother of four boys was arrested on Tuesday after telling authorities that she went "on strike" more than a month ago, leaving the teens home alone for hours every day because they would constantly fight.
Melissa G. Dean, 33, was charged with child neglect after telling Ocala police and the Department of Children and Families that she leaves her children, ages 17, 16, 14 and 13, home alone.
Read the article. I feel for this woman. Looks like she had the first one at 16 and was a single mother. I seriously don't think what she did was all that bad. The boys were not babies.
And besides, it probably kept her from smothering them in their sleep.