"It's awfully important to know the category before you lay your money down," he said. Discovering a child's real talents would be even better, he added. "Your mission as a parent is to say not 'How smart is my kid?' but 'How is my kid smart?'
" he said. "You focus in on that and then, wherever the kid goes to college, he'll know, 'This is what I'm good at.' "
Q : The function of "smart" in "How smart is my kid?" is an adjective and "smart" in "How is my kid smart" is a noun , isn't it?
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