There are numerous ways you can define maturity, but I really like this one. That’s because it perfectly fits why the topic of maturity seems to keep finding its way into conversations about my family lately. I wish I could say it’s because I’m impressed with how mature everyone is or is becoming, but that is only partially true.
My two teenagers do continue to impress me with how they are thinking more along the lines adults would typically think, especially when it comes to how to handle certain situations. Their behavior can still be somewhat immature at times, but their thought processes are changing. They think about the big picture more and how their decisions affect others. And they think less about their own needs now, at least some of the time. They understand that they can’t have everything they want or need immediately, and they are conscious of their needs inconveniencing others. Continue reading