The Parent Report

The Parent Report With Doug Cope

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.

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.

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.

Top Baby Names

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

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.

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.

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.

Sleeping Baby

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Stephanie Parker, a mom whose infant daughter was not sleeping well so she invented the Zipadee-Zip and founded sleepingbaby.com.

Medication Mistakes

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Henry Spiller, Director of the Central Ohio Poison Control Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital, about how most medication mistakes happened at home.

Movie Ratings

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Dan Romer from the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania about how the Journal Pediatrics found the more parents watched violent movies the more they felt it was okay for younger teenagers to view those movies.

Sleeping Baby

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Carrie Shapiro-Mendoza, a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control's Maternal and Infant Health Branch, about how more than half of the infants in the U.S. are still placed to sleep with bedding that can be harmful.

College Bound Dorchester

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Mark Culliton, CEO of a non-profit organization called College Bound Dorchester, which helps kids in Dorchester get off the streets and into community college.

Booster Seats

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Jessica Jermakian of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety about how booster seats for kids just keep getting better and better.

Homeless Children

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Carmela DeCandia, director of the National Center on Family Homelessness, about a report card on the status of homeless children in the U.S. that shows one in 30 kids has no permanent home.

Teen Drug Use

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Wilson Compton at the National Institute on Drug Abuse about the latest survey of teen drug use and its surprising results.