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How should our community process these tragic events? With our children. 

I don’t have children but I’ve watched children ages 6 years and under off and on in my life. What I notice that’s hurting our kids is some of the young mothers allowing the kids to hang out late outside on school nights. I am seeing a lot of kids hanging around grown adults, mimicking really bad habits. 

When I was growing up, me and my sibling was not to be out past 8 p.m. on school nights. Also, when adults were gathering, I was to go to another area of the home — out of sight. 

The children today have no discipline compared to when I grew up.