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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.


the period of life prior to or leading up to adolescence; childhood, the preadolescent stage


(ˌpri æd lˈɛs əns)

the period preceding adolescence, usu. designated as the years from 10 to 13.
pre`ad•o•les′cent, adj., n.
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La Fondation SOLIDARITE & INNOVATION by UIB, qui a pour ambition de developper la culture digitale aupres d'une jeune population - Petite enfance, Preadolescence et Adolescence - lance en partenariat, avec l'Association ATVESOS, la [beaucoup moins que] Maison Digitale by UIB [beaucoup plus grand que] dans l'enceinte du SOS Village d'Enfants de GAMMARTH.
Development of depression from preadolescence to young adulthood: Emerging gender differences in a 10-year longitudinal study.
13) The roles of peers in socialization can also be substantial during preadolescence.
Data from these studies suggest the importance of studying bullying/cyberbullying in preadolescence in more depth.
Furthermore, in preadolescence (the age group on which our work was focused), self-efficacy and empathy are related to peer attachment (Delgado et al.
Naked bodies and nasty pictures: Decoding sex scripts in preadolescence, re-examining normative nudity through art education.
Age and sex effects in multiple dimension of self-concept: Preadolescence to early adulthood.
Instead, we were at the receiving end of their ire as their preadolescence prompted them to be aesthetically conscious, while we were dirty and sweaty after lunch.
Intimacy of Friendship, Interpersonal Competence, and Adjustment during Preadolescence and Adolescence.
The stages consist of: infant, toddler, childhood, preadolescence and adolescence.
Marsh HW, 1989, Age and sex effects in multiple dimensions of self concept: preadolescence to early-adulthood.