I have worked for many years in classrooms as a volunteer, an aide, and a teacher. I’ve worked with many children from a variety of backgrounds and ability levels. Despite these differences in background, some personality trends always remain the same, including those of character and mannerism. Almost across the board, children with parents who are consistently involved and who model positive behaviors are the children who demonstrate these same behaviors. These are the students who are happiest and healthiest. But how do we best go about raising children who are kind and well-mannered? Here are 12 tips to get you thinking.