The Parent Report

The Parent Report With Doug Cope

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.

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.

School Lunches

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with researcher Alisha Farris at Virginia Tech University about how those school lunches are probably healthier than those home-packed lunches.

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.

Top Baby Names

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.



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