The 7 Marks of Maturity

19 Jul

As I have watched my children mature, I need to reflect on my own life. Am I still maturing, or simply growing old?

As I have gotten older, I have been through some good and bad timesI am now past forty, and often wonder if I have become more mature with age, or just – older.  Here is a checklist of thoughts to evaluate whether you are becoming better with age, or just simply older.

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 signal 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. 

Here is the rest of the article.

Read more about the seven marks of maturity in the book, Generation iY:  Our Last Chance to Save Their Future by Dr. Tim Elmore.

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