My daughter had a friend over for a playdate. They had a snack and then my daughter's friend got up and ran out of the kitchen, back to the playroom. My daughter followed but I called her back and told her that we don't just run off like that and that she needs to clear her plate and say thank you.
She gave me this puzzled look, which I think asked why I wasn't making her friend do the same. She cleared her plate and said thank you, and then ran off to play.
I wouldn't think of disciplining another child or teaching them manners, so that wasn't a question for me. What I did wonder about is whether I acted as an overly strict and annoying mom by not just letting my daughter run off to play with her friend... and teaching her manners at another time.
Curious what you guys would do...