How do I stop my seven-year-old picking up bad habits from her friends? She has a couple of friends that never say please and thank you, and I must say I find them a bit rude sometimes. It drives me crazy when she copies their bad behaviour. I tell her to be herself, that she has a lovely personality and not to take on the bad manners of others. Is this a bad thing to say? My own mother saw faults in all our friends and I don’t want to be like that. However, I want her to be herself. Can you help?