Many parents complain that their children are forgetful. How many times have you said, “He’d forget his head if it wasn’t attached to his shoulders”?
One way to help a child develop in an area he or she is lacking is to put the child in charge of something related to the weakness. For example, a forgetful or unreliable child can lead by being in charge of a message center, such as a “Things to Remember” board (on or near the refrigerator).
Things that are important, such as appointments and activities, are on the board and read each day. The youngster can post messages on the board. The strategy also ensures that the youngster, being in charge of the board, will not “forget” what is on it.