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Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« on: November 24, 2011, 23:57:25 pm »
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. Seven 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: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011, 00:15:15 am »
Tracy, thank you for the tools I needed in order to listen to and mother two completely different type of children.  I am so glad to see your legacy live on in these boards, and am thankful that so many parents have been able to gain valuable parenting knowledge here.
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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011, 00:41:23 am »
I am at a loss for words, to have your book turn into a way of life for me, is humbling.  Our entire family will always remember you.

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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 01:27:29 am »
I will be forever in your debt for the help you've given to my family.
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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011, 01:31:46 am »
Thank you so much for these awesome tools so that we can all be better parents. I  forever grateful.



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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011, 01:35:41 am »
Thank you Tracy, for making me the parent I am.

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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2011, 01:54:41 am »
thank you tracy, for all the help you gave us raising our babies thus far... it's been an incredible ride!
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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2011, 02:07:43 am »
Thank you Tracy for everything you have given me and my family.
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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2011, 05:47:23 am »
I truly wish I had 'known' you earlier. Your book has saved me on so many levels. Even know when I am on my third, I STILL come here :).
You must have been an amazing woman and I thank God for giving you to this world.


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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2011, 06:33:48 am »
Just up feeding in the night and coming here to say thank you......for sharing your wisdom and love, for being the inspirtion for an amazing community of wonderful people and for giving me something to read at 4am!!!!

Much love and thanks

H, Harrison (nearly 4) and Elizabeth (4 days!)

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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2011, 07:19:15 am »
Thank you Tracy - I am thankful every day that I found you :-*

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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2011, 07:28:34 am »
Thank you for helping me understand that all babies are different,,just like adults!x
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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2011, 07:35:44 am »
Tracy thank you for giving our little girl her " voice" and for helping me understand and respect her.. And share those tools with others. This website is an ongoing dedication to you, and through it,and all the parents across the globe on support each other here, you will always live on.

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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2011, 07:42:41 am »
I thank you Tracy, for giving me the tools to better parent my two precious children and, ultimately, better communicate my love and respect for them. Stanley (24 Nov 07) and Audrey (20 Oct 11) thank you too.





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Re: Seventh Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2011, 09:30:22 am »
thank you Tracy. Without BW I would not be the parent I am today and I am so thankful to you.




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