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Cool Judge OKs Mother-Daughter Concert

Sometimes parents just don't understand. But sometimes they do! Like the New Jersey mom who, for example, took her daughter to see a Pink concert.

As Rolling Stone reports, the December 2013 concert came up in a custody battle when a man accused his ex-wife of being a bad parent for taking their then-11-year-old daughter to see a Pink concert. He cited the foul language and suggestive dancing that was part of the stage show for Pink's "So What" tour.

But New Jersey Superior Court Judge Lawrence R. Jones wasn't swayed that the mother had abused her parental discretion by taking their daughter to the concert.

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"[The mother's] decision did not subject the child to any unreasonable risk of harm, or compromise [her] health, safety or welfare," Jones wrote in his lengthy 37-page decision. "To the contrary, when all the smoke from the custody litigation clears, it will be self-evident that all which happened here is that a young girl went to her first rock concert with her mother and had a really great time."

According to NJ.com, the judge spoke to the now 12-year-old girl about the concert outside of the presence of her parents, and also took into account the mother's reasoning for chaperoning her child to the concert.

In his decision, Jones quoted the lyrics from Pink's songs, including "The Great Escape" and "Perfect," as examples of positive messages for young adolescents.

Jones also quoted lines from the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind," and referenced Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. He said decisions about whether concerts are appropriate for kids are based on several factors, like the maturity level of the child, whether the songs are laced with profanities and whether the music incites violent messages.

Would you take your child to a Pink concert? Tell us in the comments?

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