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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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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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English


Episodes

Hidden Anxiety

1/15/2021
Anxiety isn't just stress just like depression isn't just sadness. James Guttman looks at how his own anxious feelings manifest themselves in the absence of stress and how it has evolved through the years. 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/3klOWMa Follow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttman Like us on Facebook:...

Duration:00:34:51

Are You Happy?

1/8/2021
Are you happy? It's not a trick question. James Guttman looks at a sentence that can require a lot more thinking than it should and how, as the years go by, he's learning how to truly be happy. 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/3klOWMa Follow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttman Like us on Facebook:...

Duration:00:23:07

New Year's Evolutions

1/1/2021
It's officially 2021 and James Guttman is recording this episode on New Year's Day. JG looks at resolutions, evolutions, and why exactly the new year brings new hope. Plus why sometimes charting a new path in the new year works and why sometimes it doesn't. Read The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/ The Monkey Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJWEia3hqZ5/ Order James's New Book - "The Expectant Father's Activity Book" Here:...

Duration:00:27:37

Merry Christmas, Archibald!

12/25/2020
Merry Christmas, 2020! James Guttman looks at a holiday season that definitely had more ups than downs including his Elf on a Shelf disaster, the annual tradition of Sadder Claus fighting his daughter, and the story of Archibald, Reginald, and Captain Crazy Pants! Read The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad: https://hiblogimdad.com/ 5th Annual Sadder Claus Christmas Eve Battle: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJM7DhEB7IG/ Order James's New Book - "The Expectant Father's Activity...

Duration:00:22:45

Don't Let Them See You Fake It

12/18/2020
Bad day? James Guttman has those. Had one yesterday morning, but it stayed there. James looks at the awful advice to "not let them see that they got to you" and why, if it's not real, it's not helpful. How to stay genuinely positive in the face of adversity and why an extended bout of anger or a false smile doesn't help you in the long-run. 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:...

Duration:00:35:42

Struggling With Seasonal Depression

12/11/2020
Brutally honest, this week's episode has James Guttman talking about his personal struggles with depression, both seasonal and otherwise, and how he's learned to get ahead of it. From the tale of his December quintuple bypass that changed his life to the memories the holidays bring up to last year's disastrous Christmas, James bears his soul to talk about something he feels many others can relate to, but few talk about. Read The Blog That Inspires It All - Hi Blog! I'm Dad:...

Duration:00:42:21

Finding Light In A COVID Tunnel

11/27/2020
James Guttman on the mandates surrounding COVID-19, understanding both sides of the argument, how those in power aren't helping, and the desire to make it through even when it seems there's nothing there to make it through to. 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/3klOWMa Read JG on BabyGaga.com: https://www.babygaga.com/author/james-guttman/ Follow James...

Duration:00:29:32

The Things We Say To Kids

11/20/2020
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/3klOWMa Read JG on BabyGaga.com: https://www.babygaga.com/author/james-guttman/ Follow...

Duration:00:30:08

And Then You Win

11/13/2020
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:...

Duration:00:46:40

How To Spot Toxic People

11/6/2020
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/3klOWMa Read JG on BabyGaga.com: https://www.babygaga.com/author/james-guttman/ Follow James...

Duration:00:34:29

Don't Forget The Autism Dads

10/23/2020
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...

Duration:00:34:53

Stress, Karma, and Heart

10/16/2020
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:...

Duration:00:43:49

Somewhere In The Middle

10/9/2020
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/3klOWMa Follow James...

Duration:00:32:16

Picture Day On The Spectrum

10/2/2020
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:...

Duration:00:25:53

5 Major Tips For New Dads

9/25/2020
James Guttman, author of The Expectant Father's Activity Book, presents five vital, but overlooked tips that any new dad should take notes on. Plus, this week's blog posts, and all the insanity that comes from raising a non-verbal nine year old son with autism and a nonstop verbal preteen daughter with attitude. Order James's New Book - "The Expectant Father's Activity Book" Here: https://amzn.to/3klOWMa Follow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttman Like us on...

Duration:00:35:29

Those Who Support Us, Those Who Don't

9/18/2020
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:...

Duration:00:38:07

Horror Stories From Music Together

9/11/2020
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/3klOWMa Follow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttman Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiPodImDad Read The Blog...

Duration:00:32:33

Take Your Victory Lap

9/4/2020
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/3klOWMa Follow James Guttman on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HiJamesGuttman Like us on Facebook:...

Duration:00:36:08

Announcing The Expectant Father's Activity Book! (Now Available For Preorder)

8/28/2020
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...

Duration:00:27:19

Knowing What My Special Needs Child Is Capable Of

8/21/2020
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.com Follow James Guttman on Twitter and Instagram:...

Duration:00:28:33