The Parent Report

The Parent Report With Doug Cope


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with ABC Medical Contributor Jennifer Ashton about how there are more symptoms than just a headache when it comes to concussions.

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.

Texting and Driving

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett about the dangers of texting and driving and how he's spreading the word.

Children Of Military Families

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with David Murphey, senior research scientist at Child Trends, about how children of military families have some special issues to deal with.

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.

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

Teen Distracted Drivers

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

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.

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.

Emergency Prep

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Kathy Spangler of Save The Children who says it's report card on disaster preparedness finds that 49 percent of parents don't feel very prepared to protect their children from a disaster.



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