The importance of combining Eastern and Western philosophies in childhood cannot be overstated. Both traditions have unique perspectives on how to live a fulfilling life, and by integrating them, children can develop a more comprehensive understanding of the world around them. 

Eastern philosophy emphasises mindfulness, meditation, and introspection. These practices can help children cultivate inner peace and self-awareness, which are essential for emotional regulation and healthy relationships. We incorporate these practices in all three of our Aurora Centres through daily meditation, nature-based play and reflection time. 

On the other hand, Western philosophy values critical thinking, individualism, and rationality. These skills are crucial for problem-solving and decision-making. We promote this by treating each child as their own individual being, with unique ideas, feelings and dreams. We understand there is no one-size-fits-all modality of teaching. What makes us different is often our most valuable asset. Teaching this from a young age asserts their sense of being and place in the world. 

By blending these two approaches, children can learn to balance their emotions with logic and reason. They can also develop a deeper appreciation for diversity and cultural differences. Moreover, this combination of philosophies can help children navigate the complexities of modern society while staying true to their values.

Perhaps one of the most vibrant bonuses of this approach is the amount of wonderful festivities we get to celebrate every year! From Diwali, Lunar New Year, Ramadan + many more there is always something amazing on the horizon to look forward to.

In summary, a combination of Eastern and Western philosophies is vital in childhood as it provides a holistic approach to personal growth and development. It equips children with the tools they need to thrive in an ever-changing world while remaining grounded in their beliefs. 

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