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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 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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September 30, 2022 16 min

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.

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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.

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September 9, 2022 17 min

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. 

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James Guttman talks about the reasons why he started HiBlogImDad.com and the social media posts that inspired him to speak out.

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August 26, 2022 15 min

Got kids? They cost money, right? James Guttman has two. 

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August 19, 2022 16 min

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.

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August 12, 2022 16 min

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.

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August 5, 2022 20 min

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.

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July 29, 2022 18 min

James Guttman is back with a look at who he was, who he is, and how life is all about changes. 

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July 21, 2022 19 min

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

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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.

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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.

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June 24, 2022 15 min

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...

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June 17, 2022 14 min

James Guttman's blog and podcast aren't just for autism parents, girl dads, or divorced parents. JG looks at how he tries to write for everyone and how, for dads, the same courtesy isn't always extended.

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James Guttman looks at facing adversity and becoming a better person.

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June 3, 2022 15 min

James Guttman looks at finding happiness, sharing your happiness with the world, and never letting anyone hide you.

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In a new shorter and experimental format, James Guttman speaks out in this Fun Size episode on his former neighbor, who isn't one to gossip, and the thing she said that doomed the Divorce House. James looks at what we don't know about what happens behind the closed doors of others.

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May 20, 2022 22 min

This week's podcast is green and white with Lindy Pride as James Guttman talks about Lindenhurst, New York, the town he grew up in. James looks at hometown pride and how it grows the most once you're gone. Plus, talk of the Lindy Docks, Babylon Town House Diner, Lindy Movie Theater/Boat Store/CVS, and more. Also, making sure his non-verbal son with autism lives his best life.

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May 13, 2022 28 min

James Guttman is talking about frustration this week. Plus, knowing when his non-verbal son  with autism is confused vs. naughty and an unexpected change with drop-off and pick-up.

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May 6, 2022 21 min

Going back to a toxic person to hash it out one last time post-relationship? How'd that work out for ya? James Guttman looks at the scam of "getting closure", why you wouldn't need it if the person was capable of it, and how it can stick you in a loop forever. Plus, blaming yourself when your child has special needs...or disabilities? Challenges? James also talks about the difficulty of finding a word that's app...

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