101: 101. The Transitioning Child with Diane Olsen

Oct 25, 2023 | The Good Shepherd and the Child | 0 comments

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Genesis 1:26 

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Diane Olsen returns to the podcast to explore who the transitioning child is, the 6 year old, the 9 year old, and the 12 year old.  We also discuss how we can best serve these children in our atria.  

“We must take man himself, take him with patience and confidence, across all the planes of education. We must put everything before him, the school, culture, religion, the world itself. We must help him to develop within himself that which will make him capable of understanding. It is not merely words, it is a labor of education. This will be a be a preparation for peace, for peace cannot exist without justice and without men endowed with a strong conscience and personality.”  Montessori, Maria. The Four Planes of Education (pg 10) 

Diane Olsen has been involved in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd since 1990. She has received all formation levels and was recognized as a formation leader in 2002. She is actively involved leading catechist formation around the country. Diane has a philosophy and math degree from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies-Catechesis of the Good Shepherd from the Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, Missouri. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. 


Other Episodes that relate to this topic: 

The Four Planes of Development with Claire Paglia 



Other Episodes with Diane: 

Episode 3 – The Environment and the Adult with Diane Olsen 


Episode 51 – Prayer of Thanksgiving with Diane Olsen 

Episode 94-CGS Characteristics #17, 18, 19, and 20 with Lynda Catalano and Diane Olsen 



The Four Planes of Education by Maria Montessori 


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