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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.
^^^ This



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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.

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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2013, 13:53:03 pm »
Thinking of this amazing woman whose gifts have made such a difference to my family.  Sending love to Tracy's family.
^^ This....
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2013, 14:25:14 pm »
Thank you, Tracy :-*
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2013, 14:29:41 pm »
Thank you Tracy x
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2013, 14:54:49 pm »
Thank you and Bless you.



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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2013, 14:59:51 pm »
Thank you for helping me this year Tracy!  Wish I could've met you...


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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2013, 15:17:28 pm »
Tracy was clearly a warm, kind and common sense lady who has helped so many incl me with her books. Thinking of her family on this sad day.
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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2013, 15:26:48 pm »
Love and thanks Tracy.  xoxoxo

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« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2013, 17:25:44 pm »
Thank you Tracy xx





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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2013, 18:46:14 pm »
A Godsend to us all and such a devoted woman to the passion, care and language of our little ones.  Though just recently introduced to your wonderful books and words and this forum, I am honored to be a part of sending my love and thank you on this 9th anniversary.  You are loved and cherished in my heart - and one day when my little Waylon comes to understand more, he will know about you too.  Love and hugs to you Tracy and to your family!
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« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2013, 18:48:54 pm »
Thank you Tracy for helping me understand and enjoy my child, and for the support and love that is this community.
  Said perfectly.  Thank you.

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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2013, 19:26:55 pm »
Thank you Tracy.
For your books and inspiration.
For bringing to reality this place where I am helped to be the best parent I can be.
For helping me through the crying time.

And thank you to all the baby whisperers who keep this community alive, who help me every day, who share my sorrows, my problems and my joys. Tracy brought us all together and for that I am eternally grateful. xx


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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2013, 19:28:02 pm »
Thank you Tracy for shaping me into the parent I am today. Always missed but never forgotten. Xx



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« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2013, 19:39:38 pm »
Thank you Tracy and this amazing BW community that has showed me there is another way to parent and for giving me the tools to do the best that I can as a parent :-* :-*
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« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2013, 20:50:41 pm »
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2013, 21:08:53 pm »
Thank you Tracy, your work will forever live on helping generations of parents with your sensible middle of the road approach. You've made the transition into motherhood all that much easier for me and many others.



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« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2013, 22:14:40 pm »
Dearest Tracy, quite simply - thank you.

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« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2013, 22:16:03 pm »
Thank you so much.
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« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2013, 22:25:44 pm »
Thank you Tracy xxx




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« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2013, 23:06:44 pm »
Thank you Tracy... thinking of you and your family :-*



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« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2013, 23:09:43 pm »
Thank you Tracy  :-*

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« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2013, 23:32:05 pm »
Thank you, Tracy, for helping me be the mum I am today - not perfect, by any account - but more respectful of my child and someone who takes the time to understand who he is, without an agenda. Thank you for being the best gift I can give to my fellow mums out there who are feeling lost.
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« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2013, 02:06:55 am »
Thank you Tracy  :-*

I felt like no one but me understood the complicated little bundle that I brought into this world...then I read your book.  Somehow, without ever having met, you "got" us.  For that I am forever grateful.
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« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2013, 08:02:43 am »
As always, thank you Tracy. Without your books, your knowledge, the community you built. I would simply not be the mum I am today. :-*
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« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2013, 10:04:48 am »
Thinking of you and your family, with thanks for showing me a way of thinking that could improve the life of my baby, me and my family, and for leading me to this wonderful supportive community xxxx
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2013, 16:48:30 pm »
Tracy, as always I so overwhelmingly grateful to you for the description of a reflux in BWSAYP that allowed me to go and get DS2 diagnosed with Reflux. 
I also thank you for the international friendships I have made and for the skills and understanding of why and how to approach a multitude of different parenting challenges.
Rest in peace lovely lady.
 
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« Reply #40 on: November 26, 2013, 18:45:17 pm »
Thank you Tracy for helping us bring up our kids to be at one with themselves, a part of you will always in a way live in them, its as if you were their nanny at hand, showing them and us the way of enlightenment with the sometimes difficult task of being a parent.You are in our thoughts.

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« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2013, 00:21:27 am »
Thank you Tracy for guiding us on raising our children. You are truly an angel and a blessing for so many moms. You will always be with us and your teachings will shine through our children.
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2013, 10:23:16 am »
Thank you Tracy for helping me understand my daughter better and for giving a not-so-natural mom a sense of accomplishment each and every time I'm successful at reading my baby's cues.  My thoughts are with your family, especially during this holiday season.

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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2013, 01:42:20 am »
It's hard to believe that nine years have passed.  Tracy was an extraordinary person, gift with babies and toddlers, incredibly compassionate, especially to mums, as she called them, and a friend I'll never regret.  Days before she died, she asked me to finish "the family book," and I have a feeling she knows I did  May she rest in peace and stay in our hearts forever.  Hers was a truly unique and inspirational voice.
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Re: Ninth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2013, 02:58:26 am »
I used TBW when I nannied and at first when I started the book, I thought it was crazy to routinize a baby.  I finished the book in a day and had that baby girl trained up so quick, the parents would text me for sleeping tips and I would say "it's all in the book you made me read!"

Now that I have my own DS...

The night I found out Tracy had passed so long ago, I was lying on the floor of my DS' nursery, he was 6 weeks, waking every 15 minutes, crying, I was crying and I went online to find Tracy's phone number in England because I was going to call her and wake her up and beg for help.

What a horrible moment it was to learn she was no longer walking the Earth, a woman who was clearly a Godsent Angel.

Since then, I have made my DH and my mom read the book so we could all work together and utilize her expertise.  No other book has offered the amount of help she did and I am so thankful for this forum, I can't believe I'm joining after my baby is five months old!!!

Thank you for continuing this.  Reading her letters was an honor.
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