How to Be Mature in Middle School
Okay, you're not quite a teenager yet, however, you're in middle school growing faster than your shoes. You're learning all sorts of interesting tidbits that are probably making your mind spin in every direction, right! A good number of your friends, perhaps, are acting immature, and you surely don’t want to act childish like they do, because you're moving on to bigger and better things!
There's a Time to Act Silly.
You don't want to act too silly and not adhere to your responsibilities. This is when your parents would scold you for ridiculous behavior! So what do you do, do you throw in the towel and naively join your peers because you think they are funny, or do you separate yourself from your friends. Of course, not!
You can have the best of both worlds! You can act mature and serious most of the time, and relaxed and funny when you feel like it as long as you can discern right from wrong. Acting funny doesn't mean you’re immature or naïve, because it's okay to act silly as long as you are in control of your emotions and are aware of the consequences of your actions!
There's a Time to Be Studious and Get Excellent Grades.
Being studious is the most important thing in middle school! You must get good grades, so, is understanding and actually doing what you're required to do, such as homework, chores, being polite and tidy.
Forever doing your class work is another huge thing! By getting acceptable grades your friends will automatically think you're more mature. Your teachers also will take a liking towards you, when you are among the ones who understand and ace their lessons with flying colors.
Ignore Childish Acquaintances and Develop a Great Stance.
If you have school friends who scorn you or make fun of you, and think you're innocent, it’s because they're not a good influence. They're probably trying to get you to do something you are not accustomed to doing, or worse yet, have you break a rule of conduct in school. These kids are your acquaintances, and not people to hang with, since they will pressure you to do things you're not comfortable doing.
You will automatically be more grown than your friends when you think before you act, and also think before speaking recklessly. If you are doing well in your course subjects you will definitely be deemed more grown-up, since the knowledge, you are gaining in school will force you to think in mature ways. Your peers will also think more highly of you, since they may come to you for advice!
Mature Kids Understand and Listen to Older People.
Mature kids always listen to their elders and teachers, and habitually do what they must, to please their parents. You must take the initiative at times! Be responsible for certain key things, like doing your chores, homework, and setting a good example for your younger siblings, classmates, cousins and friends.
Alternatively, perhaps you could be truly childish in your thinking, and desire to become a bit more in your prime. This will take a modest amount of work on your part. You'll need to change your way of thinking and amateur thought pattern. You will need to exercise more common sense skills! Under no circumstance should you allow your peers to take you for a ride down an unfamiliar avenue, or uncharted lanes.
How Mature Kids Act in Public.
Mature Children Are Not Carried Away By Their Actions.
You must learn to discern the circumstances by thinking about them thoroughly, and not allow yourself be carried away by your actions. This also goes for on the spot thinking! The easiest way to accomplish this is again to think before you act, at all times, so you don’t inadvertently hurt someone’s feelings, or inferior yet get into serious trouble.
Your parents are a great asset to helping you become more mature. All you need to do is truthfully confide in and trust their judgment. They will lovingly speak to you in ardent tones, and help you to see the light of conditions involving your friends and peers and the hip things happening at school and in your life.
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