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Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« on: November 25, 2010, 00:24:11 am »
Tracy Hogg, RNMH “The Baby Whisperer"
Born and raised in the north of England, Tracy worked in several reknowned hospitals including St. Catherine's Hospital for the Mentally Handicapped, where she first discovered her gift for understanding children's cries, gestures, body language, and other nonverbal cues -a talent she would later apply to babies. When she emigrated to the United States in 1992, Tracy began to work exclusively with parents and their new babies, helping them make the transition from delivery room to first diapers and eventually into toddlerhood.

In 2001 Tracy, working with her co-author, award-winning journalist Melinda Blau, published her first book, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How To Calm, Connect, and Communicate With Your Baby, which instantly became a New York Times bestseller. Just one year later, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers was published and became a national bestseller as well.  
In June 2002 Tracy teamed up with Discovery Health in Great Britain to produce a fifteen-part television series entitled The Baby Whisperer. Each episode demonstrates not only Tracy's incredible problem-solving skills, but also her compassion for children and parents.
In 2004, even as she was battling a life-threatening disease, Tracy and her co-author collaborated on The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems. Because Tracy knew that this might be her last book, she was determined to cover every conceivable problem so that even if she couldn't help parents personally, her book would.

Sadly, Tracy lost her battle to melanoma on November 25, 2004. Six years later her legacy lives on in her books, her tapes, her television programmes, and, mostly, the spirit of this website. The Babywhisper website realized one of Tracy's greatest dreams: to create a place where thousands of devoted parents can come to share their experiences and to support one another. What she possibly didn't imagine, though, was that this virtual community would also make sure that her wit and wisdom could never die.    

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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 00:28:41 am »
God Bless you Tracy. Thank you for saving our family.
Jessica
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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 00:31:43 am »
Tracy, thank you so much for giving me the knowledge and the tools to be a better parent. 
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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010, 00:50:24 am »
Tracy, thank you for teaching me how to listen to different types of babies and then respond appropriately. 
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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 00:59:19 am »
Tracy, in my darkest hour you gave me hope.  Your compassion, your strength, your wisdom and honesty have left an imprint on my soul and I am forever grateful that I am a better mother because of you and your methods.  Your legacy lives on within our hearts.  Through this site we will spread your teachings across the world and support as many parents as possible, because we are forever indebted.

Bless you always.


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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 01:01:04 am »
Thank you Tracy, for showing me how to respect my child and be the best parent I can be.
 


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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2010, 01:01:33 am »
Tracy, thank you for touching our family in ways I can't even explain.  We are forever grateful for your teachings.  God bless you and your family always.

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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2010, 01:10:20 am »
Tracy, thanks you for finding me in a very isolated and dark place and bringing me back to the light, thank you for teaching me to respect my little people for who they are and giving me the tools and support to work through it all in the past, present and furture, and thank you for changing my life and the lives of my children.   
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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2010, 01:22:28 am »
Dearest Tracy,
 Thank you for teaching me to trust and listen to my instincts. The bleak times were incredibly difficult, but you gave me that hope to persevere. I'll forever be grateful for your invaluable knowledge and your tireless work with babies. Your legacy will remain forever and passed on for generations to come.
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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2010, 01:39:08 am »
I am ever grateful for your Baby Whispering strategies. Thank you, Tracy!!



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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2010, 01:44:52 am »
Once again I thank you for writing down the lessons I needed to learn to gain the skills I needed to become the mother I wanted to be.
I will remain ETERNALLY grateful for your accurate and honest description of reflux, for it was your book that gave me the description and consequently a correct diagnosis for DS2.  

I wish I could tell you this in person. You were taken much, much too soon from us. :'(

 
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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2010, 01:47:48 am »
Thank you Tracy, for teaching me to listen to my baby and giving me the tools and techniques to be the best parent I can be.  God bless you.
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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2010, 01:52:01 am »
Thank you, Tracy, for giving me the opportunity to be a better mother than I would have been without your wisdom. Thank you for teaching me how to communicate with my children in a very real way.
Lisa
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Samir 11 July 2006
Xenia 07 March 2008
Marina 20 January 2010
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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2010, 02:07:15 am »
Everything pp's have said and more! Just... thank you.
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Re: Sixth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2010, 02:38:46 am »
It has been almost 2.5 years now since I first picked up The Baby Whisperer book. Little did I know that book would change the way I parent my DD. Thank you Tracy for sharing your knowledge with the world.