I just had a meeting with a high school student who is having trouble doing his homework. Not so much having trouble as...just not doing it. Never remembering to do it in the first place.
I say, "I know this probably sounds silly, but...have you tried writing down your assignments? Like...in a planner? Or maybe on a piece of paper you keep folded up in your pocket?"
He says, "Hmmm. No, that never occurred to me. I guess I can try that."
Ta da! Job complete. Am I the only one who was taught - at a young age - to write everything down so as to not forget???