Patience is something you either have or you need to develop. There were times when I had to be patient and allow things to take their own time. This was not procrastination or apathy; it was the acceptance that rushing things was not effective. Pushing my daughter to go back to school just caused her stress that brought the symptoms back stronger. A gradual forward progress was better than a backward slide. Sometimes, the timing must be right, you cannot rush things. An example of this was when I was urging my daughter to join the psychosocial rehabilitation clubhouse for about four years with no success. Then suddenly the timing was right for her and it worked out really well. Would it have worked I she had gone when she wasn’t ready? I doubt it.