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Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« on: November 24, 2012, 15:36:30 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. Eight 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: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 03:03:46 am »
Thanks Tracy for passing on all your wisdom. My 4-yearold sleeps and eats like a dream and it is all down to you. I love the fact that you encourage us to see our children as personalities in their own right. We mould the child we are given but their essence will always be the same - be they spirited or angel. You have made motherhood much easier by giving us the right tools and confidence - perhaps your most important lesson - stick at it and don't chop and change.

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 03:08:35 am »
From the depths of my heart, thank you, Tracy.  I am proud to say that my children are testaments to your legacy.  Your wisdom, compassion, and kindness live on through this site, its members, and the thousands of babies and children you've helped their parents do right by.  As simple as it sounds, yet as profound as a mother's heart can utter, again...thank you.
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 14:21:14 pm »
Each time we talk about GW, or how to manage an EW, every time we talk about A time, we honor you, and a child's life is made better.  I know that you know this, from where you are.  Your legacy and gift lives on, and always will.

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 14:51:38 pm »
Always in our hearts.  Thank you Tracy.  Xo

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 19:06:04 pm »
Thank you Tracy. I have learned so much from you, from reading your books to the advice from people on this site which use your philosophy.  Thanks to you, I can raise my children with support, in a way that completely corresponds with my values. You have made this possible for me and I will always be thankful to you.
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 19:25:55 pm »
thank you Tracy. My family have benefitted so much from everything you have taught DH and I through this site and your books. I will always be thankful xx




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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2012, 19:45:30 pm »
Thank you to make of me the mother that I am. My family would not be the same without all the advice and support I received from your books and this site.
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2012, 19:46:22 pm »
There are fewer tears because you lived.
Thank you Tracy


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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2012, 19:52:55 pm »
Thank you Tracy xxxxxxx
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2012, 20:05:45 pm »
Thank you :-*
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2012, 20:19:49 pm »
there are not enough words in the world for the wisdom you have passed on...that wisdom allows my darling daughter be the happiest baby she could possibly be...i have learned how to listen to her in a way i could never have imagined possible.thank you thank you thank you tracy.bless you from the bottom of my heart.






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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2012, 20:46:16 pm »
Another year and another huge thank you Tracy, your legacy grows bigger with the years xxx
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2012, 21:00:59 pm »
As mothers we are all doing the best we can. My best is so much more because of your wisdom and guidance. Thank you for dedicating your life to helping babies around the world sleep better and helping families be happier.
Whereever you are you can be very proud of the lasting legacy you have left behind.



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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2012, 21:24:54 pm »
Thank you Tracy for truly helping shape the Mother I am today.
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2012, 21:34:06 pm »
Thank you Tracy  :-* XXXX

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2012, 21:58:48 pm »
Thank you Tracy and God bless you :-*




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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2012, 22:08:18 pm »
I do not think I could be the mum I am today and have the strength to parent the way I do without your teachings and guidance. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Tracy :-*
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2012, 22:16:26 pm »
Thank you Tracy for helping me to understand the needs of my children, and giving me the tools to help them every day!!  (and for letting me know that there are sleep tools that I can use other than CIO!!!)
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2012, 22:26:57 pm »
Remembering you on your anniversary Tracey - and as always appreciating the knowledge that you chose to share through your books and this website  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2012, 23:19:42 pm »
I'm so very thankful for what has happened here in honouring your teachings and creating this community. I would have been so lost, as would my family if it we'reen't for you.

Much love Tracey and thank you.
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2012, 23:49:59 pm »
Much love always Tracy :-*

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2012, 00:05:29 am »
Thank you Tracy for your teachings and for your spirit.  We have found our way here for a reason and are better parents because of it. 
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2012, 03:23:12 am »
Thank you Tracy.  I'm a better parent for having read your books.
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2012, 04:11:06 am »
Thank you Tracy. Your methods have made such a difference in my family's lives. My children will be more secure for their entire lives because of you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2012, 12:03:19 pm »
Thank you Tracy. Your methods and teachings continue to make me a better parent. I am so thankful that I now have the wisdom to implement your techniques from day one with the new LO I am expecting. Had I had that knowledge earlier in my Son's first year I know we would have both had a very different beginning to his life than we did have.

I continually feel blessed to have found your books, TV series, and most importantly for me, this site and it's wonderful members xxx
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2012, 21:19:22 pm »
Tracy, you are remembered and appreciated everyday on this community.  Your spirit lives on!   Thank you for sharing so much to help us. Xx



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« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2012, 21:24:28 pm »
I continually feel blessed to have found your books, TV series, and most importantly for me, this site and it's wonderful members xxx
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2012, 00:05:36 am »
Thank you thank you thank you! From the bottom of my heart thank you. For all the amazing advice and support from your books and the website. Truly amazing! Rest in peace xxx



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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2012, 02:54:12 am »
Thankyou Tracy. Your legacy is growing stronger.

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2012, 11:59:30 am »
I am eternally grateful for finding this site and the books. I repeatedly wish Tracey were still here to help. Proud of all those who continue her work.

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2012, 23:07:35 pm »
I wanted to thank Tracy today, for this place. I have gotten incredible, amazing support through a horrible time in our lives. This page, the wonderful people here, has helped me more than they know.

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2012, 01:56:15 am »
I truly hope that Tracy, somewhere, somehow, knows how you all are keeping her memory alive.  It's a wonderful and fitting tribute to a woman who changed the world, one baby at a time.  I'll always be Tracy for having had Tracy in my life.
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2012, 03:17:19 am »
I've meant to post here many times, and never go to it.  Funny how the time slips away when you become a Mother.  Thank you Tracy for creating the EASY accronym to remind us that we do deserve some 'Me' time as Mothers.

I sat today in the mall people watching families at a play structure, and thought how sad it was that so many families have missed the opportunity to learn and follow Tracy's philosophy of respectful parenting.  The child who literally smacked his grandmother's hand when they were supposed to leave, the little girl who keep on playing because she knew her mother would never follow through, the bribery of another child to leave.  All different types of parenting and in a way discipline, but none respectful of child or parent.  My son was given a 2 minute warning, then a 1 minute warning.  When I said it was time to leave, he calmly walked over and said, "Mummy, I'm SOOOOOO thirsty!"  No whining, no tantrums or anything as he has learned I will follow through if I have to get to true disciplinary means. 
Tracy, you taught me this.  You taught me to never start something I don't plan on continuing for a long time or have a plan in place to remove the problem later in the story.  Your methods have made me a Mum that I wanted to be.  In touch with my kids and yet there is a mutual respect.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Rest in peace dear lady.  :-*
 
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2012, 17:31:27 pm »
Never has a person who I have not met had such a profound effect on my life. The person that you were is the person that lives on, in the truly amazing legacy you left behind. From an Angel on earth to an Angel above, we are blessed that you lived amongst us.

Thank you Tracy for helping me and my family beyond words.

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2012, 02:46:43 am »
Now on baby four and five (twins) that are baby whispered. You gave me confidence as a mother that I had no other way of getting, and patience and trust that I could pass on to my children. God bless your soul. Thank you.

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2012, 11:46:12 am »
DS1 was almost a year old when I first read Tracy's book and it had changed our lives literally! It helped me tune in with his needs and he has now grown into an amazing 6 yo boy! DS2 has had the benefit of BWing since his birth and all I can say is THANK YOU! Without this site and the help of the ladies here it would have been harder to become the parent I want to be...

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2012, 21:58:52 pm »
Thank you so much for your wise words and a legacy that gave me this website! I have so many wonderful mentors and role models thanks to you. I will never be able to express enough gratitude for teaching me to really 'see' the child I was blessed with. Thank you.

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2012, 15:43:16 pm »
Still learning and I hope improving with your help, Tracey.  And all you other baby-whisperers.  Special people.
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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2012, 06:48:31 am »
Your legacy lives on Tracy, w every step of EASY in our every day:)

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2013, 22:09:20 pm »
Thank you, Tracy!  My LO is only 3.5 months, but your book is really helping me!

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2013, 12:27:26 pm »
I will say this--when my wife decided to try Tracy's method, I wasn't thrilled. I'm more of a Dr. Sears kind of dad and didn't like seeing my daughter struggle with a complicated schedule and what not. However, my daughter and wife won the battle and after just four days of using the Whisper techniques, my daughter was sleeping like a dream and my wife felt a whole lot less stress. Thanks to Tracy and her books (I will be learning the Toddler one when the time comes) my family is growing stronger and happier each day. I'm sad to hear she passed and wish nothing but love and prayers to the family and children of this special lady!

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Re: Eighth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2013, 15:00:14 pm »
I'll always be Tracy for having had Tracy in my life.

When I miss Tracy most, I read this thread.  In doing so, I discovered that I left words out!  It was supposed to read: I'll always be grateful for having had Tracy in my life.   DUH!
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