Everyone has that one friend that is “just so immature” but what exactly is it that makes them immature? Better yet, what is it that gives some people a seemingly higher level of maturity than others?
According to Psychology Today, children gain maturity as they are forced to face problems on their own and then solve said problems. This has led to a huge issue within the current generation, as more than ever before children now spend most of their childhood looking at a screen—thus they are rarely faced with real world problems that need solving.
So, children who are now graduating high school are actually more immature as a whole, than kids who graduated high school ten years before. And this problem is only going to increase as COVID-19 progressively leads kids to stay at home and avoid the social settings which are vital for their emotional development.