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YOUR child wants to be treated as an adult! Maturity – YOUR child wants to be treated as an adult – know what it means! Maturity is as individual as each of us is unique. Age has nothing to do with maturity. Some young people are very mature and some older people are very immature. Below are 25 signs of maturity – there are plenty of others I am sure.
Realizing how much you do not know
Listening more and talking less.
Being aware and considerate of others
Not taking everything personally
Being grateful and gracious
Forgiveness and compassion
Being calm and peaceful
Respecting another’s point of view
Sharing your good fortune
Think before acting or speaking
Encouraging and being supportive of others
Finding joy in the success of someone else
Knowing there is always room to grow and improve
Having humility and laughing at yourself
Passing up instant gratification in favor of long-term benefits
Accepting, liking, and loving yourself, not needing someone else to “complete” you.
Standing up for fairness and justice for yourself and others
YOUR child’s brain will be changing from a child’s brain to an adult brain. That does not happen overnight and will not happen if they cannot see what “Maturity” looks like.
Maturity can look like the following also:
Keep long-term commitments
Unshaken by flattery or criticism
Possesses a spirit of humility
Decisions are based on values – not emotions
Their character is master of their emotions
Knows how to prioritize
Maturity is a big category, one that obscures with its size.
There have been researching at several universities about maturity for elementary students and it still remains unclear.
YOUR child wants to be treated as an adult!