Unfortunately, we live in a world where bullies exist online as well as on the playground. Because of this, you definitely want to do your part as a parent to make sure you are raising kids who are compassionate and caring in hopes that it will rub off on everyone else. But when they are young, and they are developing their vocabulary and social skills, it can be difficult to know if your hard work is paying off. But don't worry, there are clues you're raising an especially empathetic kid that you can spot early on and make sure that your kid is on the right track.
In an article for The Huffington Post, psychiatrist David Sack wrote that signs of empathy can be seen in children in infancy, as they will get fussy at the sound of another baby's cry. But the ability to show compassion for others is a skill that needs to be developed over time, and it's up to parents to encourage and model empathy in our own behavior.
If you notice any of the behaviors on this list in your kids, you can breathe a sigh of relief, and know that you are helping to make the world just a little bit nicer.