Hi Pod! I'm Dad.

Hi Pod! I'm Dad.

James Guttman, the dad behind "Hi Blog! I'm Dad", on raising a non-verbal child with Autism and a teenage daughter. All about postive parenting centered around his journey from Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance to Autism Appreciation.

Episodes

February 23, 2024 13 mins

James Guttman looks at his HiBlogImDad.com blog post about the unexpected upside of his son's nonverbal autism and a story about discovering that Lucas had learned a skill he didn't know about.

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James Guttman is having a great week and it started with his non-verbal son's wonderful behavior at a friend's birthday party. James looks at why that is, how it happened, and lessons learned for everyone.

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February 9, 2024 18 mins

Another big news week for Hi Blog! James Guttman talks about signing with Jessica Kingsley Publishers and the upcoming Autism Appreciation book that's in the works,

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James Guttman talks about his appearance on Jubilee's Middle Ground YouTube series looking at Autism and why it's so important that his voice is heard regarding his non-verbal son.

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January 26, 2024 11 mins

James Guttman looks at the different role that Autism Acceptance plays for some and why "Autism Appreciation" works best when writing about his non-verbal son, Lucas.

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James Guttman talks about his initial fears about teaching his non-verbal son life lessons and the ways he found to connect without words.

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James Guttman talks about flying across country for the day to appear on Jubilee's Middle Ground YouTube Series featuring autism and neurotypical panelists. JG looks at his reception there and how much it all means to share Autism Appreciation and HiBlogImDad.com with the world.

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Hi Pod! It's 2024. James Guttman returns to talk about morning and bedtime routines for his non-verbal son, the role an iPad plays in disrupting that, and how knowing what's best for your kid is most important whether they're on the spectrum or not.

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December 22, 2023 13 mins

Does James Guttman's son with autism understand Christmas? Santa? Presents? Reindeer? Maybe. But even if he doesn't, he's a part of it anyway. James looks at why that is and the road that brought us here in the last edition of Hi Pod for 2023.

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December 15, 2023 15 mins

It is the 11 year anniversary of James Guttman's quintuple bypass and JG looks at stress, life changes, and remembering what's important.

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James Guttman talks about seeing the Broadway musical, "How To Dance In Ohio" and how real the subject matter was. James also mentions how those with the most to say about children like his non-verbal son know the least about it.

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December 1, 2023 15 mins

James Guttman looks at the fears of raising a child with autism versus the eventual reality and how it affects a parent's life.

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November 25, 2023 24 mins

James Guttman checks in for a special weekend edition of Hi Pod. Still slightly sniffly, JG talks about why he's thankful and how writing about Autism Advocacy has changed his life.

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November 17, 2023 12 mins

James Guttman kept Lucas home sick today. JG discusses the importance of recognizing when your non-verbal child doesn't feel well...especially when they can't tell you.

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November 10, 2023 13 mins

James Guttman looks at what his non-verbal son with autism does now versus what he used to do and why he always takes him to parties.

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James Guttman looks back on Autism Appreciation and the quintuple bypass that made it all possible. Silver linings.

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October 20, 2023 16 mins

For James Guttman, 2023 has come in like a lion and is going out like a lamb. It has been a roller coaster year and, during the low moments, his non-verbal son's in-the-moment approach to the world has lifted him up. JG talks about why he appreciates his son so much, how all children (on or off the spectrum) are different, and the way he's changing the way he sees the good times.

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October 13, 2023 13 mins

James Guttman looks at life a year ago versus today and how that advice was first given to him for tracking his non-verbal son's milestones, but applies to everyone. 

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With Lucas in the background screaming with delight, James Guttman looks at what it takes to be a great special needs dad and how he is trying remember this giant non-verbal 12-year-old boy isn't a baby.

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September 22, 2023 13 mins

Chipped tooth, spilled Flat White, and AEW Fight Forever - some frustrations, you can't fix. But when it comes to his family, there are some frustrations for his daughter and non-verbal son that can be fixed with a simple pivot.

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