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Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« on: November 25, 2013, 09:35:54 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. 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.     

We hope that you will join us in paying tribute to Tracy on this thread. The thread will remain here in this board as a lasting tribute on this special day.

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As is our tradition here at the Babywhisperer Forums, to honour Tracy on the anniversary of her death, we close all the "non-core" boards to leave open our core boards of Eat, Activity, Sleep.
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 09:55:56 am »
Thinking of this amazing woman whose gifts have made such a difference to my family.  Sending love to Tracy's family.
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 10:00:49 am »
Thinking of Tracys family and wishing she was here so I could pick her brains about my newest additions.
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 10:33:00 am »
What a wonderful gift she had,my thoughts are with her family.

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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 10:44:52 am »
Thinking of this amazing woman whose gifts have made such a difference to my family.  Sending love to Tracy's family.
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 11:04:09 am »
Thankful every day for Tracy's sensible writings and this community she envisioned, where parents come to learn and share how to raise children whilst respecting the child's own personality, feelings and humanity.

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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 11:13:05 am »
So thankful for the tools to be able to relate to different personalities...wouldn't have known what to do with my Grumpy baby otherwise.  Also thankful for this community of support, ideas, love, and light. 
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2013, 11:13:47 am »
Forever thankful to Tracy for the parent I can be.
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2013, 11:40:49 am »
Thank you Tracy. For so much. You have touched the lives of countless children by giving them a voice. You helped to mold me into the parent I am today.


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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2013, 11:58:52 am »
Thankyou Tracy for helping to understand and enjoy my child, and for the support and love that is this community.

May your family be surrounded by the gratitude of the thousands of parents who have benefitted from your work.
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2013, 12:05:50 pm »
Thank you.





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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2013, 12:25:49 pm »
I think I have more patience because of you (still working on it!) and truly appreciate your wise and wonderful words.  Thank you Tracy
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2013, 12:29:33 pm »
Blessings and gratitude to you Tracy.....you literally altered the trajectory of my parenting, and therefore my life. My family is grateful every day for your time here, and all that you accomplished. 

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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2013, 13:44:19 pm »
Thank you Tracy for support and guidance.  Your words of wisdom have been my saving grace. 

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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2013, 13:45:29 pm »
Thanks Tracy for teaching my family how to raise happy children, and allowing us to sleep at the same time.