Advice Needed: I am having trouble teaching my 9 year old to...
I am having trouble teaching my 9 year old to be responsible. I have heard many suggestions and still need more. He seems so forgetful and doesn't seem to care that he forgets things until its too late. How can I help him to stay on track without doing things for him or making my self crazy?
For example, he asked me to buy him goalie gloves for soccer. Tuesday after school I gave them to him and explained that if he lost them, he would be in big trouble. (He has already lost two water bottles, two shirts, and a ball) I said "When you are not wearing your gloves, they need to be placed in your bag, no matter what. When you take them off you dont put them on the ground, you put them in your bag." I asked him to repeat this to me twice. 10 minutes before it was time to leave I asked him if he had everything. he said yes. When it was time to leave I asked him two more times if he had everything, he sgain said yes. Once his ride left, I look over at the table only to find his brand new goalie gloves sitting there.
This kind of stuff happenes all the time and I dont know what to do.