When teens know how they are smart, they’ll be confident to put forth effort. They’ll more easily engage in academic tasks and have positive thoughts about their future. When parents know how their children are smart, they can better choose curriculum, teaching methods, and assignments that will be motivational and positive. Knowing which of the 8 smarts are our strengths is a win-win. These smarts are relevant to teaching, learning, spiritual growth, friendship, behavior and careers—so you’ll make many applications of these ideas to your lives.