If there exists no right and wrong on this level of religion and cultural beliefs they most certainly do in absolute terms, and these qualities, genuine compassion, selflessness, a want of any age prejudice, or otherwise prejudice, and empathy, genuine empathy, always lead the able mind to the same place. Age prejudice alone within families is sufficient to put young people in hostels or on the streets. It`s impossible, psychologically impossible when living under the same roof with immediate family, to opt out of a battle which would compromise how one is regarded. It is impossible should the victim be the least bit caring.
To smile at her under such circumstances is surely akin to slapping her around
the face? I believe it to be a conflict likely impossible to escape.