Welcome to Family Whispering
Before her untimely death in 2004, Tracy Hogg (aka “The Baby Whisperer”) and I—her longtime collaborator—conceived our fourth book and final book. We knew that once babies and toddlers grow up, parents needed a guidebook for the decade that followed. So we applied the commonsense principles of baby whispering to the “whole family.”
Ten years in the making, Family Whispering breaks new ground. It explains why “family” is more than the relationship between parent and child. By widening the lens to focus on the family as an entity, we illuminate how the multiple bonds and interactions that unfold within a household of adults and children coalesce to form a larger family dynamic. This wider perspective allows us to witness everyday challenges—such as sibling rivalry, communication, and time management—with fresh eyes.
Ten years in the making, Family Whispering breaks new ground. It explains why “family” is more than the relationship between parent and child.
Informed both by research and stories of real families, Family Whispering is filled with the handy tips and memorable acronyms that fans of our earlier books have come to expect. The advice is simple, practical, and often counterintuitive (asking kids to help more around the home can make them happier; setbacks can often make a family closer).