New Orphanage

Orphanages have a bad rap these days. It’s almost become a negative term. When I type the word “orphanage” into Google just now, many of the stories I find highlight the darker side of orphanage life. One of the first sites that comes up, www.orphanage.no, portrays...

Discipline is an issue when you’re raising 100 children. With a minimal staff, the ratio of kids to supervising adults is about ten to one, so the potential for anarchy and chaos is never far away. For this reason, when rules are broken, consequences are immediate...

“It’s better to give than to receive.” This bit of pithy wisdom was originally attributed to Jesus by Luke (or whoever wrote the book of Acts), and it’s most often used by adults to encourage kids not to be so greedy. As every parent knows,...

What comes to mind when you think of the word orphan? It’s not always a bad thing. In popular culture, some of our most beloved characters are orphans. Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, even little Frodo Baggins. Why all the dead parents? you might ask. Well, from...