One of the things I love most about being an aunt is the ability to see my niece grow from a newborn to a spunky 3 year old, who is insistent that she's "not a baby, but a big girl." I've seen her go from claiming everything in site to be hers, to offering me her favorite snacks simply because she wants to share. Though it seems normal, that's actually one of the many clues you're raising an empathetic child — so kuddos to my my sister and brother-in-law for setting such a good example for my niece to follow.
I might be a bit bias because she's my family, but I truly think my niece is one of the kindest and sweetest 3 year olds I've ever encountered. Now, of course, she has her moments where she has the typical mannerisms of a threenager. But for the most part, she's caring and considerate to everyone she meets. Her sense of empathy is incredible at this age and sometimes, I wish I could harbor that same innocent feeling.
So, if you're interested in seeing if you're raising an empathetic child, these seven signs could be a way to point that out.