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pre·teen

(prē′tēn′)
adj.
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.
n.
A preteen boy or girl.
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Parents usually worry about menarche being too early or too late for their preteens.
Major Finding: Although 55% of preteen patients had at least one vaccination visit at ages 11-12 years, 19.
preteen shoppers' average monthly spending on beauty products rose to $9.
However, intervention programs are mostly targeted to younger children and very little help is available for kids preteens," he said.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Substance-dependent young people who started smoking marijuana in their preteen years entered treatment with greater impairments than did those who started using marijuana as teenagers in a study of 136 patients in residential treatment.
As preteens are developing their personalities, their concept of the social self, and a nascent moral sense, (Harter, 1998; Wigfield, Byrnes, & Eccles, 2006).
The report found that in most offense categories, preteens were committing the same proportion of juvenile crime as in 1980.
To European eyes, the time commitment American schools and society require from preteens and teens for sports, music, drama, and many other good activities can seem excessive and perhaps unhealthy.
In fact, there's a scene halfway through the movie where a foursome of normal-looking preteens toss a ball around on a basketball court while throwing multisyllabic spelling words at each other.
The Secret In The Attic is a deftly written fantasy novel recommended for preteens and young adults, about a girl who inherits a secret gift from her grandmother, opening the doorway to adventures.
Santopietro creates a different voice for each of the several preteens who present the story from their point of view, including Marylin's intense and amusing younger brother Petey.