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Child development

Child Development
Born curious
Published Fall 2021
A new Johns Hopkins study is the first to show that curious babies become curious toddlers / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Cognitive science
Hand-writing letters shown to be best technique for learning to read
Published July 7, 2021
Hand-writing letters more effectively teaches reading skills compared to typing and watching videos, study finds
Cognitive science
Study: The most curious babies become the most curious toddlers
Published June 28, 2021
Infants' responses to surprising events like magic tricks are linked to later cognitive ability, researchers find
Public health
Tylenol during pregnancy may increase autism, ADHD risks
Published Nov 5, 2019
In analysis of umbilical cord blood, researchers discover that elevated levels of acetaminophen is associated with up to three times the risk of autism, ADHD diagnosis
Brain science
Babies understand counting years earlier than believed
Published Oct 24, 2019 Video
Babies who are years away from being able to say 'one,' 'two,' and 'three' actually already have a sense of what counting means, study finds
Tracking autism in teens
Published Summer 2019
The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network will begin tracking the mental and physical health of teenagers with autism / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Population health
Study: Less than half of U.S. children flourishing
Published May 17, 2019
Those who are flourishing tend to come from families with high levels of resilience and connection
Population health
In Afghanistan, positive shifts in social attitudes
Published Dec 19, 2018
Since the fall of the Taliban in 2002, parents and children report higher expectations of attaining education and delaying marriage
The impacts of 'zero-tolerance'
Published Sept 18, 2018
Experts discuss the short- and long-term ramifications of family separation at the border
Child development
Gender stereotypes begin at age 10
Published Sept 7, 2018
Around the world, children receive similar stereotype-reinforcing messages that girls are weak and boys are tough, study finds