What Families Can Learn from Turtles and Geese

Habit 5: How Collaboration Helps Your Family Win

Althea Gibson once said, “No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” That is especially true for families, and turtles and geese can help demonstrate the essential habit of collaboration.


Our house is filled with a collection of all sorts of turtles; in fact, I’ve lost count of how many turtles we actually have.  We have them scattered around to serve as a reminder of the turtle question, inspired by our dear friend Don Seltzer, whom I’ve mentioned before.

The question Don asks is, Have you ever seen a turtle on a fencepost? The obvious next question is, How would a turtle even get on a fencepost?