Patience is a necessity as a caregiver or a teacher, Smith said, when she is frustrated, she must still react calmly and simply wait for Renshaw to come around and listen to her. “Sometimes it’s hard, you get frustrated,” Smith said. “But working with Rush, I try to allow him the space and the ability to do what he wants to do and to live the way he wants to live because he is a 17-year-old boy.”