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A mind of her own

Zoe is beginning to develop a real independence of spirit. Yesterday she was kicking and wriggling on the sofa, and Robin offered to pick her up. She indicated quite clearly, but politely, that she would rather continue to lie on the sofa for a while longer.

Sitting, or trying to

Zoe’s quite taken to sitting up in our laps, or doing sit-ups (she holds onto my thumbs and I pull her from lying into a sitting position). She’s getting quite good at it. But should we be helping her?