The 66-year-old singer admitted she was "really strong-headed" when she was a youngster which often caused problems with her mother Georgia Holt, who she has paid tribute to in new documentary `Dear Mom, Love Cher`.
She told People magazine: "We were always close but we fought a lot when I was young. I was really strong-headed even then.
"I did a couple of things like running awaywhen I was 11. I hopped a train with my friends. I was adventurous but never disrespectful, She wouldn`t have put up with that."
Cher also revealed her mother wasn`t entirely supportive of her relationship with the late Sonny Bono, the father of her child Chaz Bono, at first.
She said: "I had a little problem with her over Sonny but that didn`t take long to get over. She listened first before making a judgement so I could always talk to her about my romances. She stressed the importance of being sure that person you are with is the person you love."