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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.

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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United States

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Family

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sometimes I'm Chill, Sometimes I'm Not

11/25/2022
Last week, James Guttman wasn't feeling it. This week, James Guttman returns to talk about the times he wasn't feeling it. From the near fight with the garbage tattler to a high school kid at lunch, JG recounts tales from the temper. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:17:59

Playing Hooky With My Non-Verbal Co-Host Son

11/11/2022
Lucas could probably go to school and be fine, but James Guttman kept him home anyway. JG, with his non-verbal son by his side, talks about bad days, why a support system is so important, people who can't understand raising a child with autism, and the good points of parenthood that get lost in the memes. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:14:28

Lady Movie

11/4/2022
James Guttman and Lauren went to see a lady movie this week. JG talks about the massive changes to movie theaters and presents a Lady Movie Trailer of his own. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:14:15

Non-Verbal Trick-Or-Treating

10/28/2022
James Guttman on Halloween for a non-verbal child with autism, the problem with teal pumpkins, and helping his son find language. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:15:30

Learning The Meaning Of Family

10/21/2022
From the bad to the worse to the painful to the redemption, James Guttman looks at his experience with "family" and how he's ready to finally do it right. (based on this week's blog post) Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:18:59

A Place Where No One Can Hurt You

10/14/2022
How are you doing? James Guttman is doing good and he explains how that changes everything. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:15:05

Honest Talk About Suicide & Mental Health

10/7/2022
James Guttman speaks out about mental health issues and suicidal ideation. JG shares the story of losing a friend to suicide, what he learned after that death, and the ways bipolar depression can overpower many other factors. If you are struggling, dial "988" for help. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:20:00

Normalizing Special Needs Families

9/30/2022
James Guttman looks at building a bond between a special needs sibling and his neurotypical sister without micromanaging their relationship. Also, the importance of normalizing how outsiders see special needs families. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:16:32

How To Find The Happiness You Deserve

9/23/2022
James Guttman is back after a major life-changing week. He tells you about it, the road to get there, and the people who made it possible. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:16:18

Always Advocating Autism

9/9/2022
Being an advocate for anything requires handling uncomfortable situations, but as the father of a non-verbal child with autism, it's important. James Guttman tells a story about a recent time that happened online and in person. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:17:13

Why I Write About My Non-Verbal Child With Autism

9/2/2022
James Guttman talks about the reasons why he started HiBlogImDad.com and the social media posts that inspired him to speak out. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:15:51

Mo Kids, Mo Money

8/26/2022
Got kids? They cost money, right? James Guttman has two. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:15:35

That's Not My Underwear

8/19/2022
James Guttman is back and looking at patience as a special needs parent, how his heart surgery lead to his healthy lifestyle, how his kids are the reason he stuck by it, and the long red underwear that isn't underwear. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:16:02

Learning To Raise A Teenage Daughter

8/12/2022
James Guttman talks about writing Girl Dad, becoming the parent to a daughter, why he lets her watch movies with bad words, and the joke that he still doesn't understand like 40 years later. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:16:12

Breaking The Cycle Of Childhood Abuse

8/5/2022
This week, James Guttman spoke openly about childhood abuse on HiBlogImDad.com. Now he speaks about how he overcame it to be a better father, the steps he made to recognize the changes he had to make, and the most important thing anyone needs to do in order to break the cycle of mental, emotional, physical, or any form of childhood abuse. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:20:49

That's Not Me Anymore

7/29/2022
James Guttman is back with a look at who he was, who he is, and how life is all about changes. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:18:58

Special Needs Parent Etiquette

7/22/2022
James Guttman looks back on stories of his nonverbal son with autism stealing coffee and food from strangers and why the reaction he got differs from the ones others sometimes get. All based on the latest classic repost on HiBlogImDad.com Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:19:39

Crazy Things People Say To An Autism Parent

7/15/2022
Building on his recent HiBlogImDad.com post about how people react when your child has autism, James Gutman looks at some of the more outlandish comments he's heard involving his non-verbal son. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:16:27

My Non-Verbal Son's Uncertain Future

7/8/2022
James Guttman talks openly about special needs schools, group homes, and the difficult decisions that are always looming in his non-verbal child with autism's future. JG looks at what needs to be done before making these choices and the importance of doing what's right. Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:18:31

Raising A Freakin' Teenager

6/24/2022
James Guttman is raising a teenage daughter. That's it. That's the podcast. If you're the parent to a teen, you get it. If you're not, you're about to... Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

Duration:00:15:46