Thoughtful approaches honoring
strengths and resilience in children, youth, and families
The turtle teaches us about walking our path in peace and with determination and serenity. The turtle is slow and steady when moving on earth, yet incredibly fast and agile when in its natural environment of water. Turtles are grounded even in moments of disruption and chaos and seek long lasting solutions. They represent emotional strength and understanding and are known for their ancient wisdom.
The turtle represents the path we take as we travel on our journey of growth throughout life. In contrast to emotional or spiritual development occurring in bursts, the way of the turtle anchors our personal unfolding in a slow, more grounded series of steps and longer cycles of transformation.
Lesley du Toit
Erik K. Laursen
Responsive Practices is the consulting and training collaborative of Lesley du Toit and Erik K. Laursen. We are passionate about sharing our experiences to help young people achieve positive outcomes.
Our shared philosophy is anchored in: