I am looking for a little advice about my 12 year old daughter's best friend/ her parents. They have been best friends since preK and we live close by, so these girls spend a lot of time together. The friend is a very sweet and quiet girl who's mother is extremely over protective. I am also a bit over protective, so we have always seen eye to eye on parenting issues and everything has gone well as far as the girls having similar rules, etc. But now that the girls are getting older I am starting to loosen up a bit with my DD, while the other mom is tightening the leash. Aside from the general inconvenience of this (she won't let the girls walk to a park or the corner store, her daughter is not allowed to walk to our house (we live 5 short blocks away), an adult has to be in the movie theater with them (like, not even in a different movie, but actually sitting with them), etc), I am starting to be concerned about how and when this girl is going to rebel and my daughter getting dragged along for the ride. I like the other family a lot and I wouldn't want to offend them, but I really feel that they need to loosen up a bit or this girl is going to go haywire in the next couple years. I don't want my daughter to go along with the rebellion or to loose her bff to it.
So, I am wondering if there is anything I can reasonably say or do without completely offending and pissing off the other Mom? I don't want to tell her how to parent and I would not be pleased if someone tried to do that to me, but I feel like I am watching the prelude to an after school special. Should I just mind my own business?