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The Three Elements of Maturity

Reb Bradley

​The foundational goal of parenting is to raise children to be mature . The problem in modern America is that most parents assume that maturity is a byproduct of getting older, so few make significant efforts to develop it within their kids. In fact, most couldn't even define maturity, let alone begin to do what it takes to cultivate it. Those parents, who do want to help their kids become mature, confuse maturity with "independence," so grant their immature children autonomy early on in life. They do not realize that an immature person granted their independence does not develop the self-restraint of maturity, but digresses deeper into the self-indulgence of immaturity . They may develop survival skills and increase in sophistication, but they will not grow in maturity.  Parents must...
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