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Childhood and adolescence

adolescence

noun

the period of your life when you change from being a child to being a young adult

babyish

adjective

suitable only for a baby or young child, not for an adult or older child

boyhood

noun

the period or state of being a boy

childhood

noun

the time of your life when you are a child

childhood

noun

connected with childhood

childish

adjective

typical of a child or of the things children do

childlike

adjective

similar to the way a child looks, behaves, or thinks, and usually pleasant for that reason

development

noun

the growth of a child as time passes, as it changes and learns to do new things

developmental

adjective

relating to a child’s growth and ability to learn things

early

adjective

used about periods in someone’s life

girlhood

noun

the period of time when a woman is a girl

grow up

to change from being a baby or young child to being an older child or adult

grow up

used for talking about the things that happened while you were a child

grow up

to stop behaving like a child, and become wiser

grow up on

used for talking about things that you did a lot, or things that you had a lot of, when you were a child

infancy

noun

the time when you are a baby or a very young child

juvenile

adjective

relating to young people

mental age

noun

a measure of intelligence based on the average intelligence of a child of a particular age

minority

noun

the period of time before someone is legally an adult

pester power

noun

the ability of children to make their parents buy things for them by continuing to ask them until they agree to do it

pre-teen

adjective

relating to children between 9 and 12 years old

puberty

noun

the stage of development when a child changes physically into an adult

school age

noun

the age when children must go to school

stripling

noun

a young man who is not yet an adult

upbringing

noun

the way that parents look after their children and teach them to behave

youth

noun

the time in someone’s life when they are young

childishly

adverb

a misspent youth

the part of someone’s life when they were young and wasted their time and opportunities

kids’ stuff

something that is very easy or not suitable for adults

someone’s day

the period of time when someone was young

start in life

the advantages or disadvantages that you have when you are very young

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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