if you get a baby beardie and give it time to settle in, then gradual handling they will become your best friend! One of the few reptiles that seems to enjoy being handled! That said be carefull when handling babies.......They are fast!!! Handle in the viv for a while till you feel you can trust it, well more than usual anyway!
We had loads and they take to you really fast...cute little things, your mother will love it!