Catherine Pearlman, adjunct professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, has been featured on a CNN ongoing series called “Stop Bullying, Speak Up”.

A practicing social worker and doctoral candidate at Wurzweiler, Pearlman is also founder of The Family Coach, a business that specializes in helping families resolve everyday problems. Citing a University of Cambridge study on an empathy rating scale that found the development of empathy is closely related to parental supervision, Pearlman emphasized that it is not sufficient for parents to teach children manners to prevent them from being a bully. She states that parents must also actively teach their children empathy with others, and should take the time to talk to their children about what they — as a family, in their community — can do to help make the world better.


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