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The Parent Report

The Parent Report With Doug Cope

Cellphone-Free For A Day

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Jon Mattleman, director of Needham Youth Services, about "Needham Unplugged", where students and adults were urged to not use their cell phones for just one day.

The Name Game

WBZ's Doug Cope talks about this year's most popular names for boys and girls.

Sexting

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with psychologist Chris Houck at Rhode Island Hospital who says kids who engage in sexting are 4 to 7 times more likely to engage in other sexual behaviors than those who are not sexting.

Teen Stress

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Norman Anderson, CEO of the American Psychological Association, who says teens have a lot on their plates and their stress levels can be higher than adults which can cause problems.

Bullying

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Laura Bogart of Boston Children's Hospital who says students who are bullied in more than one grade can experience anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.

Messy Kids

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Professor Larissa Samuelson at the University of Iowa about how messy kids may just be better learners.

Advanced Placement

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Trevor Packer from The College Board who says AP courses are a help for those headed for higher education.

More Sleep

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Jyoti Krishna at the Cleveland Clinic about how important sleep is for growing kids and how one of the main reasons why kids aren't getting enough sleep is because parents aren't enforcing the sleep rules.

Reading Unbound

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Michael Smith, a teacher at Temple University and co-author of "Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want and Why We Should Let Them", about how kids can become better readers no matter what they're reading.

Teen Sleep

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor James Maas, author of "Sleep for Success" and a retired Cornell psychology professor, about teen sleep patterns and how starting school later could give students a chance to get the sleep they need.

Au Pairs

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Kerry Lavin of Cambridge-based Cultural Care Au Pair who says the flexibility of an au pair is a big advantage for child care.

Kids And Drinking

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Jan Withers, the National President of MADD, about a new study that shows the majority of high schoolers are staying away from alcohol.

College Essays

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Alan Gelb, a college essay coach and author of "Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps", about how your college essay should be a memorable, personal statement that sets your kids' essay apart from others.

Falling TV's

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Gary Smith, the lead author of a study on falling TV's, about how that big TV set you have in your den may be great to watch but can be dangerous if you have small children.

Communication Disorders

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Patricia Prelock of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association who says parents are the first defense when it comes to recognizing communications problems in their young children.