Introducing your children to the complex world of social interaction may seem a daunting task. But the basic principle for raising a thoughtful, courteous child is easy to remember: consider The Golden Rule of Parenting. Always be the person you want your child to be. So, if you want your kids to be respectful, considerate and honest, be respectful, considerate, and honest yourself. Observing this golden rule everyday is the simplest way to incorporate manners into your family life.