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The Parent Report

The Parent Report With Doug Cope

The Cost Of Raising A Child

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with personal finance expert Lynette Khalfani-Cox who says everything is costing parents more these days.

Teen Bedtimes

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Lauren Asarnow, lead author of a study conducted at U.C. Berkeley, who says teens that stay up late have problems in later years.

Bullying And Weapons

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Andrew Adesman at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New York about a recent study that revealed up to 28 percent of students experiencing one risk factor for bullying brought a weapon to school, while up to 62 percent of those experiencing three risk factors carried a weapon on campus.

Youth Sports Injuries

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, discusses some sports injury statistics.

Fortified Cereals

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with dietician Samantha Heller about how those fortified cereals your kids eat may not be good for them.

Video Games

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Andy Pryzbylski, author of a study in the Journal Pediatrics, about how some video game use by kids is actually good.

Working Moms

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Michelle Ercanbeck at who says in Massachusetts, the percentage of working moms is around 70-percent.

Teen Distracted Drivers

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with psychologist Noelle LaVoie about how the number one distraction for teen drivers is their parents.

The Dangers Of Hot Cars

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Rayna Charles with The Children's Trust about an awareness campaign called "Not Even for a Minute" that warns parents of the dangers of leaving kids in the car on a hot day.


WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Jennifer Grasz at, who says the post-recession workforce has gotten increasingly older leaving less jobs available for the young.

Strict Parents

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Joji Suzuki at Brigham and Women's Hospital Psychiatry Department who says children of overly strict parents are more likely to use pot, tobacco, and alcohol.

Baby Gates

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Lara McKenzie at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio about how that baby gate you've got installed at the top of the stairs may not be doing its job.

Top Baby Names

WBZ's Doug Cope reveals today's top baby names.

Allergy Asthma Risk

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Robert Wood at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore about how a house that's too clean can actually be harmful to a newborn's health.

Teen Choices

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Robin Koval with the anti-smoking Legacy Foundation and the CDC's Doctor Stephanie ZaZa about how teens are making better choices these days.



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