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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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Although significantly more preteens and adolescents are being vaccinated than indicated in previous studies, estimates from previous studies did not reflect the specific ages at which the individuals received the vaccines.
Marijuana dependence was significantly more likely in preteen users than in later users--54 patients (95%) vs.
Moderated chat with parental controls is another common feature of preteen SVEs.
* Preteens are going through puberty, and privacy issues tend to be important.
As a preteen, he taught tap and ballet, and at 17 he founded the Bill Evans School of Dance in Utah, which grew to have three locations and more than 200 students.
CHILDREN who "date" in their preteen years more than double their chances of taking up smoking before leaving school, say researchers.
Wanting to help preteen girls break through the usual negative cycle of rumor-spreading and nastiness, school counselor Amy Dunne developed an empowering class called Chicks and Cliques, the Washington Post reports.
Akeelah (Keke Palmer) turns in a letter-perfect performance as a bright preteen who knows the costs schoolgirls can pay for being too smart but who discovers a talent and an appetite even her tired and resentful mother (Angela Bassett) can't dampen.
Though the gallery describes the seven images--all large, beautifully produced chromogenic prints executed in 2005--as White's "first extended exploration of portraiture," only two of the images, both disarmingly straightforward, would really seem to qualify as portraits: Jody is a close-cropped bust of an androgynous preteen girl; Granddaughter, a full-length shot of a nude young woman in a stuffily handsome drawing room.
As delightful as it all appears, Zahrah is having a rough time trying to navigate the preteen life, as she is born with "dadalocks," long sprouts of locked hair with plant vines growing in them.
During your preteen years, your body starts to produce extra oil.
As industry segmentation accelerated in the 1940s and 1950s, retailers became savvier in appealing to preteen and teenage girls.