Dr. Tim Elmore shares 7 marks of maturity that can be used as a measuring stick
to help our kids move past the tollbooth of adolescence towards mature adulthood. This list is not exhaustive, but it’s a great place to start an ongoing dialogue with your children:
1. A mature person is able to keep long-term commitments. One key sign of maturity is the ability to delay gratification. Part of this means a student is able to keep commitments even when they’re no longer new, novel, or they don’t feel like it.
2. A mature person is unshaken by flattery or criticism. As people mature, sooner or later they understand that nothing is as good as it seems and nothing is as bad as it seems. Mature people can receive compliments or criticism without letting it ruin them or give them a distorted view of themselves. They are secure in their identity.
Like what you see? Read and print out the entire 7 Marks of Maturity and discuss them with your kids this weekend.
Huddle up with your children tonight and ask them: “Who is the most mature person who is your age that you know? Why?”