Thomas Armstrong

All kids are smart. Really.

Children differ.  Does your child . . . love animals? like to work with others? like to set goals? enjoy singing? do mental math easily? like word games? love maps? excel in sports? Everyone is smart. In some way. The examples you just read show the different ways in which children are gifted, or in other words, smart. Parents, you know your kids are smart. But did you know that there are many ways of smart? Multiple Intelligences Theory (from research done by Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard) identifies eight different intelligences or ways of being smart – where as traditionally we think of smart as linguistic and mathematical. Gardner suggests we expand our thinking. Thomas Armstrong, PhD paraphrases Gardner’s eight intelligences into kid language in his book, You’re Smarter Thank You Thin...