Long story short. Wife got a cat, we renamed Zoey, from her brother, who has 1 dog and now 2 cats (was 3) the house also has 2 young kids who in my opinion terrorize the animals. From what I was told Zoey spent a lot of time hiding, I am guessing from the kids. She has been with us for about 2'ish weeks and she seems to spend her time hiding here. At night the wife will find her, pick her up and she will sit on my lap or her lap and loves the brushing and petting. She will roll around wanting her tummy rubbed and her head scratched. If I get off the sofa for a drink she seems to take note and gets on edge but its not until I start walking back that she tends to take off and hide again. I image its just time and she needs to get use to us but is there something I can do to make it easier on her? For the most part during the day I kind of ignore her and just leave her be in her hiding spot. I don't really go looking for her and I don't really see her at all. I do hear her at night playing with some toys and on her scratching post so she is roaming around when we are in bed.
Should I just leave her be and when she is ready she will be more social???