Who just slammed that door and burst into tears, mother or daughter?
As women wait longer to have children, their menopause is more often coinciding with the onset of puberty in their kids. The effect can be a lot more squabbling, and extra strain on the family as a whole. Depending on the volatility of the pairing, clashes can range from occasional flare-ups to constantly simmering conflict to complete meltdowns.
"It’s the irritability factor, times two," said 45-year-old Chris Niederer of what she and her 14-year-old daughter, Madeline, are experiencing. "Everyone in the family is definitely aware."
Even though the …