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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Upgrade Your Google Experience
3. Weekly Topic: Babysitting
4. What You Missed This Week
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Subscription Management
#1. May 7, 2008
I loved all the feedback on Don’s inspirational video. The poll was pretty close, too. When last I looked it was 52% vs 48%.
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Is It All About How You Feel at the End of the Day?
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
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by Barbara J. Feldman
Babysitting Printable (** for premium members only)
For teens who like kids, babysitting is a perennially popular way to earn money. But before venturing off to take care of other people’s children, there are quite a few things to learn and questions to answer. This week’s crop of websites will help put you on the path to babysitting success.
American Red Cross: Babysitter’s Training Course
The American Red Cross offers babysitting training through their local chapters. To find a class in your town, follow the local chapter link, and enter your zip code in the search box. Although the class is not offered online, the American Red Cross site does provide eight valuable printables, such as a three-page Babysitter’s Report Record (an easy way to communicate successes, problems and telephone messages with parents) and a one-page Family Information Card (important data and phone numbers for parents to leave for a sitter.)
Googolplex: From Babies to Bucks
Googolplex is an online magazine for teens, from University Credit Union, with an emphasis on making money. This page deals with treating your babysitting as a business. Visit to learn about creating a business plan (How often do you want to babysit?), finding investors (who will pay for a first-aid class?) and advertising. Click on any of the brown-highlighted phrases to view more details in a popover window.
Kids’ Turn Central: Babysitting
"A good babysitter is: mature, trustworthy, patience, safety-consciousness, organized, prepared, fun and punctual. If you feel you have these qualities you may be cut out to babysit." The Kids’ Turn Central introduces babysitting with five pages about finding jobs, safety, and keeping the kids busy. Best clicks are the five printable checklists that should be filled out before you sit. They include General Information, Children’s Information, Safety Information, Emergency Numbers, and About You (a place for the sitter to leave phone numbers and other contact data for the parents.)
… Click to continue Babysitting.
#4. What You’re Missing This Week
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#6.Quote of the Week
"Inaction saps the vigor of the mind." ~~ Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) Italian Renaissance scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor.
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