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When your child begins imitating behaviour you do not like and identifies it with another child she learned it from, take care to not disparage the other child. Realize that your child probably admires this child, or a quality that this child has. Talk to your child about his friend, and make it clear that while you are sure his friend is really wonderful, that this behaviour is not. Point out that everyone has bad habits, and that we need to overcome them, not imitate them.