Judge rejects complaint of parental abuse for daughter attending a Pink concert

A mom's decision to take her 11-year-old daughter to a Pink concert has a judge saying, "so what?"

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) – A mom’s decision to take her 11-year-old daughter to a Pink concert has a judge saying, “so what?”

The New Jersey judge says the concert trip isn’t evidence of bad parenting.

NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1ORX2UR) reports the girl’s parents are divorced, and her father accused his ex-wife of abusing her parental discretion by taking their daughter to the December 2013 concert at the Prudential Center in Newark.

But state Superior Court Judge Lawrence Jones rejected the complaint in a 37-page decision that contained a brief history of rock-and-roll and a commentary on the increasing use of judges as referees for warring divorced parents.

Jones says Pink may have some suggestive moves and lyrics, but she’s an artist whose works aren’t necessarily inappropriate for preteens.

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