Do Not Allow Your Child To Fall Into Peer Pressure
Getting accepted among friends and family is very important for every child at this age. Your kid is following the same trail. And, in a bid to do that he may try to imitate all his friends and family members, sometimes without thinking if it is good or bad.
This is a tricky situation because your child will mostly be very firm in his belief that what he is doing is the right thing. One of the most effective ways to combat this situation is to accept, acknowledge and appreciate all the other qualities that he has. Make those more important than what he is purposefully imbibing to be a part of the group in his near vicinity.
This way your child will start feeling more confident about his own self and will be happy and contented with whatever he has. Otherwise, as he keeps growing older, he will keep following others and lose his individuality in a bid to do that.