My mom is hands-down my best friend, but it wasn’t always that way. When I was a teenager, my mom and I fought ALL the time. We would go toe to toe over the dumbest things. I’ll admit that I may have been a little dramatic, but she was too! I learned from the best.
Fighting with your parents sucks because they’re usually right, but you’ll defend yourself until you’re grounded and have lost your internet privileges. I think fighting with your mom is the worst because (hopefully) she’s someone you go to for help and to talk to about things. When you’re fighting, you feel kind of lost.
If you’re fighting with your mom, here are some things you should definitely NOT do.
Don't Throw A Tantrum
Whatever you do, don't revert back to your years as a toddler and throw a temper tantrum. You are not a little kid, and your mom will not take you seriously if you start acting like a child.
As a respect thing, don't raise your voice to your mom. That is just a major no-no. You have no reason to scream at your mom, and it will ensure that your punishment is worse.
Crying will not get you anywhere, I promise. Every time I started crying during a fight with my mom, it was game over. I thought I could use tears to my advantage, but it just made things worse.
Don't Give Her The Silent Treatment
Two can play at this game. Your mom might give you the silent treatment back until you actually need something from her, which you will. Then, you'll get in trouble for ignoring her.
Don't Be Rude
When you're arguing with your mom, it doesn't give you a right to be rude to her. If you expect her to listen to your side, you need to listen to hers too.
Don't Threaten To Run Away Or Actually Do It
I did this a lot. I actually did "run away" once to my friend's house for a few days. When I finally came home, I was in massive trouble.
Don't Roll Your Eyes
I suppose this falls under the "Don't Be Rude" category, but do NOT roll your eyes. That is the fastest way to get an earful or additions to a punishment. Also, your mom can eye roll better than you so don't pull that on her.
Don't Say Something You'll Regret
Choose your words very carefully. I know it's hard when you're mad or upset, but you cannot take back the things you say. Don't say anything you'll regret to your mom because it will really hurt her.
Don't Pit Your Parents Against Each Other
Don't run to your dad and get him involved if you're fighting with your mom. He might take your side, but then your parents are going to start fighting because you pit them against each other. Don't do that!
Don't Slam The Door
NOPE. Don't do it. My friend kept slamming her door when she fought with her mom so she took it off the hinges. That's a quick way to lose your privacy.
Do you do any of these things when fighting with your mom? How do you resolve fights with your mom? Tell us in the comments!