how do I get my daughter to stop jumping on the couch!!!!!! ahhhh!!!!

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Ann - posted on 03/01/2009

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My son knows that if he jumps on the couch, he gets a warning to stop. If he doesn't stop, he get's a time out..period. We don't jump on the furniture and disrespect our house. Sometimes he will choose to jump and he knows the consequences. You have to hold them accountable for their actions. They may be young, but they know how to manipulate you.

Brenda - posted on 02/28/2009

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I had this very same problem with my daughter! We were constantly taking her down from the couch and re-directing her to other toys or outside, yet she would always end up back on the couch. For Christmas I got her the Jump Start Trampoline (http://www.target.com/4849-Jump-Smart-Tr...) and she hasn’t jumped on the couch since! The trampoline fits right in our living room, so she can jump whenever she wants to. It plays music and games as your child jumps. My daughter especially likes the counting mode, where it counts how many times in a row she jumps. Yesterday she jumped 530 times in a row without stopping! I highly recommend it and think it is well worth the money!

Allen9612 - posted on 02/26/2009

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my kids do this too and I have no idea other than they get bored with it. One thing that has cut down on it though is we put the kids mattresses on the floor and took out the bed frames. now I just tell them to go jump on their beds lol. At least this way they dont have far to fall and it is alot harder for them to get hurt.

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Quoting Stephanie:

my kids do this too and I have no idea other than they get bored with it. One thing that has cut down on it though is we put the kids mattresses on the floor and took out the bed frames. now I just tell them to go jump on their beds lol. At least this way they dont have far to fall and it is alot harder for them to get hurt.



That's too funny about you letting your kids jump on their beds!  My aunt saw me "helping" my 16 month old jump on the bed and she had a cow.  "YOU SHOULDN'T BE TEACHING HIM TO JUMP ON THE BED!"  I told her he was gonna do it anyways and I was teaching him how to do it safely lol!  I like the mattress on the floor idea.

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My daughter will try and I don't make a big deal about it I just calming tell her "we don't jump on furniture, we sit on our butts" sometimes it does the trick other times it doesn't. I'm a firm believer that if you make a big deal out of something they will continue to do it and even increase how often they do it, or at least my daughter does that!! I just try to calmly approach it all and let her know that we don't do something and then distract her with something that she LOVES doing. Disctraction usually does the trick. Sometimes though we have to do a time out and then she doesn't do it again for at least a couple days.

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Tuesday - posted on 10/14/2011

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oh man I have the same problem with my 4 yr old son. He has no impulse control and I feel like a broken record. Our couch is in front of a picture window and it makes me nervous, plus we are getting a new expensive power couch and he simply cannot jump on it but he continually does on this one.

Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2009

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My son started this during the summer olympics, trying to be a gymnist. I made the mistake of taking the cushons off & letting him jump & roll down on the floor for the duration of the olympics. Big mistake! Then he really thought it was fun when they were onthe couch! Opps! We then created a safe area for him to jump & roll. We invested in an actual mat & trampoline, but until we got them, we cusheoned an area wuith those foam floor things, beanbag chairs & pillows. Now when he starts messing around on the couch we simply tell him a couch is for sitting & if he needs to jump go to the mat. He is just a physical motor kid & in his case it was better to "join him then beat him!" :-)

Bronwyn - posted on 02/26/2009

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LOL! Mine does it too. I put him down and he will climb right back up! I have no idea, but if someone knows please tell us! When I tell him NO he just cries and walks away. Then I feel bad! So that works, but he will come back later and do it.

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