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preadolescence

(prē′ăd-l-ĕs′əns)
n.
The period of childhood just before the onset of puberty, often designated as between the ages of 10 and 12 in girls and 11 and 13 in boys.

pre′ad·o·les′cent adj. & n.
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Il ne faut pas s'affoler si des dents se chevauchent durant la preadolescence.
Sebum production probably is low in infants and young children, and it is known that as children mature from preadolescence to adolescence, sebum production increases, providing an environment in which Propionibacterium aches flourishes.
gt;>, (6) la question des origines de cette distinction des sexes est ouvertement posee et nous permet de comprendre que le recit gidien n'a rien de sexuellement exceptionnel puisque si << la connaissance fine de ces traits et roles masculins et feminins n'est guere achevee avant la preadolescence, un premier niveau semblant neanmoins etre atteint entre deux et trois ans: a cet age, les enfants sont capables d'identifier verbalement ou de classer les personnes--eux-memes y compris-, ou encore de distinguer les attributs et les activites selon le sexe >>.
Preadolescents are an especially appropriate age group in which to apply this model because materialism peaks in preadolescence (ages 12-13) for individuals in the developmental age span of 8 to 18 years (Chaplin and John 2007) and conformity to peers--which increases with age in childhood--also peaks in this period and decreases afterwards (Monahan, Steinberg, and Cauffman 2009; Steinberg and Silverberg 1986).
Au debut de sa preadolescence, sa mere se separe et prend un nouveau conjoint qu'elle considerera comme le seul pere qu'elle ait pu avoir.
According to Piaget's theory of cognitive development (1936), participants belong to the concrete operational stage, being at the doors of preadolescence.
But the preference in most cases is preadolescence.
L'introduction explique la problematique de fixer l'age de la periode de l'adolescence qui se situe des la preadolescence (9 a 11 ans), au debut de l'adolescence (15 a 17 ans), a la deuxieme partie de l'adolescence (15 a 17 ans) ainsi qu'a l'autre periode de la vie dans son prolongement a partir de 18-19 ans et plus.
Les effets sociaux du deces d'une mere a cause du VIH/SIDA sont egalement non quantifiables, y compris la plus grande possibilite que les orphelins qui en resulteront mourront de maladies largement evitables au cours de leur enfance et leur preadolescence.
Intervention based on FAP principles with preadolescence and adolescence allows therapists to apply rigorous scientific principles and work within the well-defined area of behavior analysis.
Tina is at slightly different stage of preadolescence and kisses Trevor whenever she can, kisses that Trevor treats with the proper contempt, not to mention distaste, of any full-blooded ten year old male.
Within this context, to reduce the confounding effect of different age and developmental phases on neurotrophins, all children recruited in our study were chosen from preadolescence period forming a narrow age range.