The Parent Report

The Parent Report With Doug Cope

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.

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.

Millennial Credit Cards

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Jeanine Skowronski of Bankrate.com 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.

Teen Choices

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Robin Koval with the anti-smoking Legacy Foundation and the CDC's Doctor Stephanie ZaZa about how teens are making better choices these days.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jobs

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Jennifer Grasz at CareerBuilder.com, who says the post-recession workforce has gotten increasingly older leaving less jobs available for the young.

Youth Fitness

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

Youth Sports Injuries

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, discusses some sports injury statistics.

Sexting

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with psychologist Chris Houck at Rhode Island Hospital who says kids who engage in sexting are 4 to 7 times more likely to engage in other sexual behaviors than those who are not sexting.

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.

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.