Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers by Tracy HoggUnnerved by the ceaseless demands of your toddler? Concerned that your two-year-old isn’t developing on schedule? You clearly need to spend some time with Tracy Hogg. Nicknamed the “baby whisperer” by grateful parents because of her extraordinary gift for understanding and connecting with children, Tracy became internationally famous after the smashing success of her New York Times bestseller Secrets of the Baby Whisperer. Now Tracy is back with the same winning blend of common sense and uncanny intuition. Starting with the simple but essential premise that there is no such thing as a “typical” child, Tracy guides you through her unique programs, including
• H.E.L.P. (Hold back, Explain, Limit, Praise): the mantra that will remind you of the four elements that are critical to fostering your child’s growth and independence, while at the same time keeping him safe.
• Using T.L.C. (Talk, Listen, Clarify) to communicate with your toddler, to figure out what she is really thinking, and to best help her express herself.
• R&R: Routines and Rituals that give structure and predictability to daily life and a sense of continuity to holidays and special occasions.
• Rehearsals for Change: ways of preparing your toddler for new experiences by encouraging her to practice her skills in the safe, controlled setting of your family.
• Conscious Discipline: a way of teaching your toddler how to behave and manage his emotions, while being mindful of the lessons you teach with your own behavior.
Practical, reassuring, and written with wit and energy and boundless enthusiasm for real children and their everyday behavior, this book will be your constant companion during the magical, challenging toddler years.
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Author: Heidi Holvoet, PhD. Disclaimer: the goal of this page is to offer general information on alternative approaches. Heidi's approach differs from this one, and she does not endorse nor encourage all aspects of the Baby whisperer method. A strict E. Tracy Hogg, who sadly died in , was an English registered nurse with a wonderful talent to understand and tune in to babies and children. She discovered this talent when working with mentally disabled children: body language and other non-verbal cues helped her connect with the children.
When to think about sleep training
The pick up, put down method is a sleep training method. The author considers this to be the middle ground of sleep training. It depends. Sleep training advocates usually share many reasons that their techniques are effective, but babies are individuals. What works with one baby may not work with another, including how they learn to go to sleep. Ideally, they should be drowsy and relaxed from their soothing bedtime routine, but still awake.