We already know that preschool years are foundational for many aspects of a child’s academic success. In addition, According to this study, your daughters sense of self-esteem is pretty locked in by age 5 and is relatively stable into adulthood.
“Self-esteem appears to play a critical role in how children form various social identities. Our findings underscore the importance of the first five years as a foundation for life,” Cvencek said.
Whether how she feels is positive or negative is entirely a function of the inputs in her environment. And as parents, we have a decent amount of control over that. I love these suggestions from parents magazine on small things you can do to boost your daughters self-esteem.