I wonder if anyone dealt with a child who is extremely sensitive to his mistakes/errors. I tutor a 5th grader in English, reading, writing. I've been doing it since April, so we went a long way with him. He is a general ed student, his main diagnoses is ADHD. I know he is sensitive to his mistakes, however, up until now it wasn't as bad as that. This week as I was starting to check his essay, or rather, I do it together with him, asking him if a sentence is missing something.... does this sound good? etc. All of a sudden he started crying. like big real tears. When I asked why, he replied because we were correcting his mistakes. I was so surprised, I stopped, saying that we'll do it later. I decided not to do it that day, but to try next week. Any suggestion how I should approach this delicate issue next time? I would like to check his essay, he makes lots and lots of mistakes. And at the same time, I'd like to avoid tears.