The Parent Report

The Parent Report With Doug Cope

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.

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.

Snow Plow Parents

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Ancestry.com who says in Massachusetts, the percentage of working moms is around 70-percent.

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.