While the media often portrays Latinos negatively, new research is showing meaningful evidence to the contrary. Indicators of strong cultural assets include healthy newborns, robust social development, and a strong family foundation which contribute to early achievement. However, these strengths sometime fade for second- or third-generation Latinos, a trend named the "immigrant paradox" by experts. The brief outlines the immigrant paradox and offers in-depth questions for journalists to consider who are reporting on Latino children and families.
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