The Parent Report

The Parent Report With Doug Cope

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.

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.

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.

Hookah Use

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Joseph Palamar, a researcher for New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, who says they found hookah use was higher among those with higher socioeconomic status.

Concussions

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.

Youth Fitness

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Concussions

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.

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.

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.

Youth Sports Injuries

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

 

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