Communication and the ability to put yourself in her shoes for a little while. I know mothers sometimes seem like they interfere or want to be controlling in your life - but try to realize it is coming from their great love for you.
Sit and talk, and listen to what the have to say. See if you can learn about who they were when they were young and how they felt. It is an opportunity that may pass one day.
Also keep a keen sense of humor. That serves us well in all situation.