We are on the road to helping one of the kids with test taking skills and studying skills. I remember in college wondering myself why no one ever taught me skills to help me with memorizing facts which I didn't care much about. Well.....I must have passed on the inability to remember little facts and dates to some of my children. We are going to a doc who is giving me hope that he can help son fill in the gaps as the gaps are a little more amplified for him then just a lack of memorization skills. I think I am going to ask the doc for advice on some sort of book which would help me teach the rest of the kids these skills. I have blindly ordered some books on the topic in the past but never was very impressed with them and of course they are now for sale on Amazon. They didn't work for me or my kids. Maybe I will have the older ones study some odd topic and then work on the dates or facts for that topic and give them some tests? I don't know. Right at the moment I am happy for what we can get done today and leave it at that.
I am open to suggestions and experience on the topic. I am not sure if they teach this in the schools today or not or if kids are just left to flounder. I don't want my kids to flounder and struggle if I am able to help them. Right at the moment I am helping recoup their brain cells by allowing them to sleep. :o)