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James Guttman, the dad behind "Hi Blog! I'm Dad", on raising a non-verbal child with Autism and a non-stop verbal child without Autism. A positive look at parenting and life aiming to normalize how people see families that include children with special needs.
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What we say to kids stays with them forever. James Guttman offers stories of crazy teachers from his childhood including the gym teacher who beat up a 6th grader and how the things adults say can have long lasting effects on any child.Read The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Order James's New Book - "The Expectant Father's Activity Book" Here: https://amzn.to/3klOWMaRead JG on BabyGaga.com: https://www.babygaga.com/author/james-guttman/Follow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadLike HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad
And Then You Win

And Then You Win

2020-11-1346:40

Happy Noveaster! James Guttman is back to talk about this year's fifth annual celebration in his house, plus a look at how you - yeah you - may not be able to do anything, but you can do whatever you believe yourself capable of.  With personal stories about how the world will try to knock you down for good, but can't unless you let it.Read The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Order James's New Book - "The Expectant Father's Activity Book" Here: https://amzn.to/3klOWMaRead JG on BabyGaga.com: https://www.babygaga.com/author/james-guttman/Follow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadLike HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad
Do you have toxic people in your world? James Guttman has been around them his whole life and tells you the warning signs to discover who they are, what they do, and how to move forward without letting them spin you back around.Read The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Order James's New Book - "The Expectant Father's Activity Book" Here: https://amzn.to/3klOWMaRead JG on BabyGaga.com: https://www.babygaga.com/author/james-guttman/Follow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadLike HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad
Social media may tell you to "keep going, mama", but dads are doing their part too. James Guttman is one of them and he talks about the annoyance of reading memes about fathers not doing their part. He gives examples, stories, and insight into why we should expect more from fathers and not make them feel unwanted in a community that needs them. Plus, a look at the term "autism parent" and why he doesn't use the word "autistic" to describe his son (but doesn't have an issue if someone else does).Read The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Order James's New Book - "The Expectant Father's Activity Book" Here: https://amzn.to/3klOWMaRead JG on BabyGaga.com: https://www.babygaga.com/author/james-guttman/Follow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadLike HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad
James Guttman is having a rare week and, if his blog posts haven't told you, then he will himself. JG's raw grasp of sanity is explained in detail dating back to his surprise quintuple bypass, coming to grips with his son's autism, trying to squash anxiety, and thoughts about karma not existing at all. Unfiltered. That's a good word for it.Read The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Order James's New Book - "The Expectant Father's Activity Book" Here: https://amzn.to/3klOWMaRead JG on BabyGaga.com: https://www.babygaga.com/author/james-guttman/Follow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadLike HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad
Everyone is busy picking sides and James Guttman, author of The Expectant Father's Activity Book, explains how arguing keeps us all divided while discussions can help find a happy medium. He then looks at the new idea of "losing it in front of your kids" is the perfect example of why that thinking is flawed. Plus, JG's newest venture as writer and breaking news analyst for BabyGaga!Order James's New Book - "The Expectant Father's Activity Book" Here: https://amzn.to/3klOWMaFollow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadRead The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Like HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad
James Guttman, author of The Expectant Father's Activity Book, looks at the plight of picture-taking when your child has autism. Including photo shoots for his non-verbal son, professional "autism-friendly" photographers who weren't, candid shots, class pictures, and the way his boy has done his part to make his picture-loving dad happy. Plus, as is up on Instagram, JG's kids - the DVD series.Order James's New Book - "The Expectant Father's Activity Book" Here: https://amzn.to/3klOWMaFollow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadRead The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Like HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad
As James Guttman prepares for the release of his new book this Tuesday, he talks openly about issues he has with celebrating his own achievements. While looking back at some of the struggles releasing his first titles in an industry that eats its own, JG speaks about the overwhelming support from some, the stinging lack of support from others, and why learning to love yourself is the key to it all.Preorder James's New Book - "The Expectant Father's Activity Book" Here: https://amzn.to/3klOWMaFollow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadRead The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Like HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad
Prepare to cringe as James Guttman looks back at his time at the Music Together "Mommy and Me" program with his son, Lucas, whose special needs were first becoming apparent. How apparent? He laid down on a baby. What? Yeah. You need to hear this.Preorder James's New Book - "The Expectant Father's Activity Book" Here: https://amzn.to/3klOWMaFollow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadRead The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Like HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad
Take Your Victory Lap

Take Your Victory Lap

2020-09-0436:09

Having a rough day? James Guttman can relate and this is the episode for you. James doesn’t sugar-coat his own struggles. He also talks why he stays brutally honest when telling the story of his non-verbal son with autism, bloggers who veer too far in positive/negative directions, and learning how to be proud of himself. Preorder James's New Book Here: https://amzn.to/3klOWMaFollow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadRead The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Like HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad
After long last, James Guttman can finally announce that his new book, The Expectant Father's Activity Book, is available for preorder on Amazon (https://amzn.to/3klOWMa) and wherever books are sold. JG goes through the process of writing it, how it stands out from other titles, and tons more in a podcast months in the making. Plus, how he tamed his non-verbal Lord of the Living Room on Monday, vowing to not let the summer/lockdown blues keep his child with autism cooped up inside.Preorder James's New Book Here: https://amzn.to/3klOWMaFollow James Guttman on Twitter and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadFollow The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Like HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad
With a big announcement just days away, James Guttman looks at the high price we pay for not spoiling our children, what he's learned about dealing with his non-verbal son's silent protests in public places, and more. Plus the story of a special needs father whose interaction with his daughter in the lobby of a preschool taught him  how to deal with his own son years later. Send questions/comments/stories to: Words@HiPodImDad.comFollow James Guttman on Twitter and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadFollow The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Like HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDa
Ugh...These Kids

Ugh...These Kids

2020-08-1427:20

James Guttman is tired - a two and a half second tired, at that - and his kids are to blame. Channeling Bernie Mack, JG explains it all. Plus, a look at how he still can't stop himself from being the embarrassing dad to his twelve year old daughter and the beautiful gentle nature that autism has given his non-verbal son...and how so many in the world can't even fathom it.Send questions/comments/stories to: Words@HiPodImDad.comFollow James Guttman on Twitter and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadFollow The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Like HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad/
James Guttman watches plenty of shows below his age range, but his kids appreciate every minute. JG talks about the importance of loving the activities, events, and programs that your kids do from Liv and Maddie to Big Brother and how The Brady Bunch taught him the life lesson that made it happen. Plus, how this point of view extends to his son with Autism too.Send questions/comments/stories to: Words@HiPodImDad.comFollow James Guttman on Twitter and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadFollow The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Like HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad/
A Toast To Our Haters

A Toast To Our Haters

2020-07-3130:09

You may have done good things for others and still had people burn you for it. The trick is to not let it change or destroy you. James Guttman is committed to that, but, man, is it ever hard sometimes. So for those who have betrayed, attacked, trolled, and hurt us, and for those who have chosen sides against us before knowing if there even was a side, this is for you. Send questions/comments/stories to: Words@HiPodImDad.comFollow James Guttman on Twitter and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadFollow The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Like HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad/
James Guttman discusses all the things he has helped his non-verbal child with autism learn including things he never thought possible. Plus, talking about concern over masks in a Covid world for a child with sensory issues, mental health breaks, and more.Send questions/comments/stories to: Words@HiPodImDad.comFollow James Guttman on Twitter and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadFollow The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/Like HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad/
The bonds between a brother and sister go beyond words or spectrums. James Guttman looks at the relationship between his neurotypical daughter and his non-verbal son including what he, as a father, does to help those bonds grow, stories of protection, and the similarities that are hard-wired into their DNA. Plus, sending his special needs child back to school after lockdown, brawling with your kids, and more.Send questions/comments/stories to: Words@HiPodImDad.comFollow James Guttman on Twitter and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadLike HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad/Check Out The Weirdness on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCderj_h9R2
James Guttman looks at why it's important to remember his life before having a child with Autism and not erasing his days of ignorance about it. His non-verbal son, to some, might be their only exposure to Autism and James works to give them the best possible example while remembering that they could represent an entire community.Send questions/comments/stories to: Words@HiPodImDad.comFollow James Guttman on Twitter and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadLike HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad/I'm Sorry My Son Drank Your Coffee: https://hiblogimdad.com/2018/06/18/im-sorry-my-son-drank-your-coffee/
James Guttman looks at how a sudden heart surgery changed a lifetime of stress. How things ranging from having a non-verbal child to frantic bosses seem like they would knock him back, but they don't. Including childhood stories, reasons, and tips. Rate, review, like, and subscribe, Poodle Noodle. Send questions/comments/stories to: Words@HiPodImDad.comFollow James Guttman on Twitter and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadLike HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad/
Sometimes it's not what someone says but how and when they say it. James Guttman looks at comments and questions he's heard about his non-verbal child with autism that can stir up some pretty deep emotions, often unintentionally. Send questions/comments/stories to: Words@HiPodImDad.comFollow James Guttman on Twitter and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttmanLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDadLike HiBlogImDad.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiBlogImDad/
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James Guttman

Thanks. Melanie! The audio levels have been something I have been trying to work on. It’s something I hadn’t thought about initially. Hopefully it is getting better. If you have any suggestions for that, please just let me know. It’s all still very much a work in progress.

Nov 16th
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Melanie Parker

the recording is very quiet in places and loud in others so difficult to listen to- hopefully just a teething problem, content is really insightful and I'm still looking forward to the next installment.

Oct 27th
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Melanie Parker

So glad to find this on Castbox. really excited for the first episode- anyone not sure check out "Hi Blog, I'm Dad" James is funny and insightful and I live reading about Lucas' and Olivia's antics through his eyes!

Oct 21st
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