Then, state your needs to your mom without putting down her position or beliefs. Can you see aspects of the fight that were your fault? Article Summary X Tensions might be running high after a fight with your mom, but you can make things right by reflecting on your argument and talking to her about your feelings. If you do so before examining your role in the fight, the apology will not seem genuine. Use one or two of those behaviors you identified as wrong to verbalize your apology. Categories: Dealing with Conflict with Parents. Spending time with your mom in a relaxed state, such as while watching a movie, going for a run, or gardening, may help you to see her as a person with many facets, just like you. Get out of the house if you can, giving both of you the space you need to cool down.