Since I'm thinking a lot about the brain, just a thought:
Our brain isn't fully developed until the age of 25, the part of the brain that develops last is where we organize, control impulse, etc. So, if you wonder why your kids just don't remember and if you will always have to remind them to do things I want to let you know that the answer is yes. Yes, you will have to remind your child(ren) to do things, the same things every day, you will have to help with organization, often. When my mom asked, "How many times do I have to remind you?" I answered, "A lot." I wish I'd known that.I wasn't being "fresh" like she thought, I was stating a fact.
So, let's all take a deep breath and remind our kids again today to put things away, to wash up, and so on.
What's your favorite reminder?
My favorite reminder? "I love you!"