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The Parent Report

The Parent Report With Doug Cope

Teacher Of The Year

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with the 2014 Teacher of the Year, Doctor Jeffrey Shea, who teaches social studies at Belmont High School.

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.

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.

Top Baby Names

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

Youth Fitness

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

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.

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 sleepingbaby.com.

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.

Au Pairs

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Kerry Lavin of Cambridge-based Cultural Care Au Pair who says the flexibility of an au pair is a big advantage for child care.

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.

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.

Jobs

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

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.

The Dangers Of Hot Cars

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Rayna Charles with The Children's Trust about an awareness campaign called "Not Even for a Minute" that warns parents of the dangers of leaving kids in the car on a hot day.