COVID-19 is having a major impact on crime in America. The good news is that violent crimes, robbery, and auto theft has dramatically reduced in major cities. The bad news is that domestic abuse has increased. Whereas social distancing slows the spread of the virus and crime, people staying in their homes during stressful times can experience more conflict.Children and parents in their homes for long periods of time can provide opportunities for family bonding as well as more arguments and fights. As we spend more time together, we are more likely to say things or do things that we wish we hadn’t said or done. When these moments occur, we want people to know that they are not stuck in these situations. We can practice an Instant Replay, a Top 20 strategy for making something better after we have made something worse.
At various times during our teaching careers, all of our Top 20 Training have coached a sport. Our Instant Replay strategy came from these experiences. If, for example, we were teaching our basketball team how to run an out-of-bounds play and they didn’t do it right, we would have them do it again the right way.
Students have also had experiences like this in school. If they wrote a paragraph in English class, the teacher might say, “Nice job on this but redo the topic sentence so it’s clearer to the reader what your paragraph is about.”
In other words, we know that by doing something a second time, we can do it better than the first time. So, if we have said or done something we wish we hadn’t said or done, we can do an Instant Replay and do it better the second time.
Available below is the chapter on Instant Replay from our Top 20 Teens book. An example of an Instant Replay situation between my daughter and me is provided in the chapter.
Please share this with anyone it may benefit and let us know if there is anything we can do at Top 20 to support you and the people you care about.
Best wishes from our Top 20 team: Kevin Brennan, Willow Sweeney, and Tom Cody.
Paul Bernabei, Director
Top 20 Training