My children who attend school (ages 12 and 15) forget stuff all.the.time.
Examples from yesterday:
Ds forgot his binder which has his homework instructions at school. He did not do his homework. We tried to look online and see if his homework was posted online - no dice. The teachers do not have to post homework online.
While looking for his binder, he did discover an assignment from over a week ago that he did not hand in. I am uncertain whether he forgot to hand it in, or, if (as he said) he was absent the day he was supposed to hand in the assignment so did not bother!?!????
He has also lost a green duotang, and was late handing in another assignment because he "forgot to." Once again, an absence might have been at play.
DD is better, although she left an assignment she was working at on the kitchen table. Yes, it is due today. I did think of bringing it in, but it does not look complete. She was worse last year - her first year of school - so maybe there is hope for DS (this is his first year of school after being HSed for numerous years). I am not sure though, he has always been a little forgetful and disorganised.
So - do you have kids who forget things and how have you helped them learn to remember?
I suggested (yesterday) that he stick at note up in his locker that says "assignments? Homeowrk? " as a way for him to nudge himself, but he says he does not think he needs to - that he now has it "under control".
In any event, I am turning into a nag, which seems to help a little, but there has to be a better solution.