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1. Relating to or designed for children especially between the ages of 10 and 12.
2. Being a child especially between the ages of 10 and 12; preadolescent.
A preteen boy or girl.
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Kennedy, (1996), 'Gender and Age Differences in the Importance of Physical Attractiveness: Advertising Presentations and Motives for Comparison for Pre-Adolescent Children', in Proceedings of the Third Conference on Gender, Marketing, and Consumer Behavior, J.
Secondly, the determination that pre-adolescent males are unaffected by body image issues, or arguably, not as affected as pre-adolescent females may have resulted in preadolescent males being under researched and their body image issues underestimated.
Pre-adolescent and adolescent youth are driven by a desire to be liked and accepted by others.
Eating disorders like anorexia may become more common among pre-adolescent girls who want to look like thin celebrities they see on TV.
The enormous vogue of adolescent and pre-adolescent pop stars like Britney Spears, in all probability, has inspired this work.
Connolly sounds decades older than the pre-adolescent Annika, but she is good as the distant mother and a variety of adults, pompous and otherwise, who are involved in this old-fashioned tale.
Chapter topics include understanding and treating sexual abuse and substance abuse as a dual disorder; pre-adolescent dual-disorder group; family recovery program; substance-abuse track education program; sexual-abuse track education program; and aftercare.
The author has done a superb job in bringing to life this youthful, charming, believable set of characters and make them real with their quirks, pre-adolescent fears and insecurities.
Hayley Dohnt, who conducted the research with Professor Marika Tiggemann, said: 'Previously, research has focused on adolescence as the likely time for the emergence of body dissatisfactionHowever, clear evidence has accumulated that a substantial number of pre-adolescent girls are dissatisfied with their bodies and wish to be thinner.
In a 1981, report she questioned Kinsey's Table 34 research--a supposed scientific record of "multiple organism in pre-adolescent males.
Further reference materials list videos and educational organizations that could also provide more information about pre-adolescent health issues and the media's role in influencing students.
The only really false note is struck by American-accented Sumpter who turns Peter Pan into a kind of blue-eyed surfer boy with the pre-adolescent hots for Wendy.