The Parent Report

The Parent Report With Doug Cope

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.


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.

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.

Youth Fitness

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Jaime Gahche with the CDC about how physically fit our children are.

Millennial Credit Cards

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Jeanine Skowronski of who says 63 percent of people ages 18 to 29 don't have a single credit card in their wallets because they saw their parents struggle with debt during the years of the great recession.

GERD Misdiagnosis

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Beth Tarini at the University of Michigan who says doctors may be too quick to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease leading to unnecessary alarm among parents.

New ADHD Figures

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with ABC Medical Editor Doctor Richard Besser about new figures that show a dramatic rise in the number of ADHD cases diagnosed among American children.

Parenthood Survey

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Kim Parker from Pew Research about how balancing the responsibilities of parenting is a perpetual stress test for moms and dads.

Snow Plow Parents

WBZ's Doug Cope discusses what snow plow parenting is all about.

Depressed Dads

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Andrew Adesman of Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York about how depressed dads can affect their kid's mental health even before they're born.

Teen Drug Use Survey

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Wilson Compton at the National Institute on Drug Abuse about their recent survey of drug use by high school students and how electronic cigarettes are becoming more popular among the young.

Proper Booster Seat Fit

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Jessica Jermakian of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety about booster seat safety and proper fit.

Toddlers And Touch Screens

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Ruth Milanaik at Cohen Children's Center of New York who says a child's use of iPads and iPhones doesn't have any positive effect on the cognitive development of that child.

Laundry Pods

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Gary Smith at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, about how more than 700 children under age 6 were hospitalized in the last two years after ingesting laundry pods, which can look like large pieces of candy.

Top Baby Names

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