So Marvell told me that this time around he got the 4th position in the class from his first term examination, so again that he used to get No 1, I called up to him, I gave him a hug and I asked.
"Are you happy son that this time you did not get the first?" He said no, he asked me why, I said that I was afraid that the he would be sad but judging from his demeanor, I know that he won't be.
I explained to him that it was okay to drop or to fall sometimes,I encouraged him to find out the reasons behind his fall and we talked about it as well.
When I went through his exams paper,I was practically impressed with his achievement, so I told him the position was not a concern to me cos I knew he had tried his best,just some careless mistakes along the way.
I assured him that I wanted him to be happy in his studies,rather than competing with his peers,cos I have some of his classmates' parents who blatantly telling me that they would get their sons and daughter to dislodge Marvell from the first position, that what my concern was, to getting Marvell tossed into this "unwarranted competition"
I am glad that Marvell was cool about his result and he told me that he would do better the next time and I told him that I was just proud of him and that's all.
P/S : Happy that he is Happy