How Am I Smart with Dr. Kathy Koch I

Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 055.
My husband got his Master’s Degree in Teaching.  One of the things I remember him studying was “Multiple Intelligences” and “Learning Styles”.  I admit, I didn’t really pay much attention to it back then, but I picked up enough to learn that different children learn differently.  That seemed like common sense to me at the time.  In fact, it still does.


When I became a homeschooling mom of eight unique children, knowing that each child potentially learned differently really improved my parenting and teaching skills.  

A few months ago, I came across the book “How Am I Smart? A Parent’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences*” by Dr. Kathy Koch of  The book takes the intellectual and psychological study of multiple intelligences, and turns this information into something extremely useful for parents.

During this podcast episode, Dr. Kathy joins me to talk about multiple intelligences.  This is important information for anyone.  Whether your children are homeschooled, public schooled, or pre-school, knowledge of HOW your children (and yourself) are smart can lead to a much better understanding of your children’s behaviors and misbehaviors.  Learning about multiple intelligences will also strengthen all of your relationships including those with your children, your spouse, your friends, your coworkers, and even yourself.

The Eight Intelligences

  • Word Smart (Linguistic intelligence)
  • Logic Smart (Logical-Mathematical intelligence)
  • Picture Smart (Spatial intelligence)
  • Music Smart (Musical intelligence)
  • Body Smart (Bodily-Kinisthetic intelligence)
  • Nature Smart (Naturalist intelligence)
  • People Smart (Interpersonal intelligence)
  • Self Smart (Intrapersonal intelligence)


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Thanks for listening!  Please join me next week as I finish the discussion on “How Am I Smart” with Dr. Kathy.


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  • Shiloh Roberts

    I have felt the need to study my kids more, especially with one starting school next year. (We’re trying to decide whether he would benefit more from public school or home school with the support of our church’s co-op.) So thank you for this practical and timely challenge.

    • goatmilkstuff

      I’m so glad that you found it helpful! I said a prayer that you would make the right decision. 🙂

  • Lynda West

    This is probably one of my favorite podcasts that I have listened too! GREAT information to think about as I start homeschooling Nathaniel. I have found myself using the information now too!! 🙂 Thanks!

    • goatmilkstuff

      Yeah!! I’m so glad to hear that, Lynda. Woo hoo!