When we picked out my wife's daily carry, we were thinking about the J frame. (already have one)
However we have kids, so we decided against the J frame as it is always chambered and ready to go with just a pull of the trigger.(not that we leave it laying around)
We ended up going with a Bodyguard .380 she loves it. The thing is very easy to carry. Also easy to shoot. My wife can rack the slide, but it would be very challenging for a child.
If you wife is reluctant take her to a range (preferably one that rents a variety of guns) and get her comfortable with shooting and see what she prefers.
Years ago we got my wife a 60 J frame in .357 and mostly shot .38s out of it. It worked great for her, however now we have young kids and it stays in the gun safe for the same reasons you mention.
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