A friend of mind recommended ‘Behave’ to me and I’m so glad she did. Mullally has written a book which is easy to read and which contains lots of thought-provoking material for any parent. Mullally’s writing style is fluid and non-judgmental and her message is consistent throughout the book i.e. Parents should develop their own personal style of parenting without being concerned about how others may judge you. It’s easy to see why Val Mullally is such a recognised coach in the Parenting sphere. This book imparts a number of valuable lessons which will help any parent who is striving for domestic harmony and who aspires to seeing their kids grow into responsible and competent adults. Key concepts are discussed such as the difference between responding and reacting; compliance and competence; discipline and punishment and the importance of balancing your own needs (as a parent) with the needs of your child. This is a book of common sense (and common sense isn’t all that common) and one which I’m certain I will continue to dip into and read again. It’s a must read for any parent with a toddler and the concepts in the book apply equally to parents with older children. I cannot recommend it highly enough.