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The Parent Report

The Parent Report With Doug Cope

Youth Fitness

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

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 Distracted Drivers

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with psychologist Noelle LaVoie about how the number one distraction for teen drivers is their parents.

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.

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.

E-Cigarettes

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Gaylord Lopez of the Georgia Poison Center about how small children are being affected by the components of electronic cigarettes.

More Sleep

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Jyoti Krishna at the Cleveland Clinic about how important sleep is for growing kids and how one of the main reasons why kids aren't getting enough sleep is because parents aren't enforcing the sleep rules.

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.

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.

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.

Kids And Drinking

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Jan Withers, the National President of MADD, about a new study that shows the majority of high schoolers are staying away from alcohol.

Messy Kids

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Professor Larissa Samuelson at the University of Iowa about how messy kids may just be better learners.

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.

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.

Bike Helmets

WBZ's Doug Cope speaks with Doctor Veronica Sullins about how bicycle helmets can prevent injuries, but too few young people are wearing them.

 

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