Just wondering if any other mums have experienced their child climbing and walking on the couch. Both my partner and I try and stop him and tell him no. Any suggestions on how to stop him doing it?

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  • Our boys get booted off. We tell them if they can respect the nice lounge then they can’t sit on it at all. Works every time.

  • If you can’t sit nicely on the lounge, then you are not allowed on it for the rest of the day and have to sit on the floor. Works a treat with our 3 boys. They hate being the one stuck on the floor.

  • If there is a way to stop kids walking/climbing/jumping on the couch, I haven’t discovered it yet! lol

  • we find the naughty step works for us, or reward chart xxx

  • Does he have his own chair he can do whatever with? We bought one for my son and he hardly ever bother with the main furniture now, but his couch is jumped on, taken apart, tuned upside down into a cubby, etc.

  • Unfortunately I think the only solution is punishment, ie endless trips to time out, until they get the message.

  • My 5yo is doing this, she’s OK but her 2yo sister then copies! Argh

  • Unless you have a really expensive couch, don’t worry about it! There is enough other stuff to worry about as a parent, don’t sweat the small stuff and the kids love it.

  • Oh my goodness this is one of the daily torments I have with my children! I dont know how they get it in their heads that the couch is a piece of play equipment! I have tried everything to no avail!

  • Sell it

  • Yep a big no and if he won,t listen a smack its very simple… And I do not find it cruel to give a smack to say no… Time out .. A naughty stool is good.. They will not listen time on the stool. Then I say are you ready to listen. Okay let’s try again…. It’s not hard…our two year old grand daughter screams to come to our house …. Yet she is not allowed to climb on my lounge…

  • I say no… If they do it again I say no!!!! That usually does it. If they keep going (which I rare) they lose privileges/toys. It’s simple parenting you just need to toughen up. If you don’t start when they are young you’ll never get them to listen to you. Let them run wild is rubbish – you should be able to take them places and they should know what is appropriate behaviour.

  • don’t have kids….what were you thinking? that they wouldn’t move….get a grip on reality dear, children move, climb, walk, run,laugh,cry…..just like the rest of us, they are little people not pets

  • Bums on couch and nothing else!

  • Both my kids do this, my 4 year old is the worst, but it really does not bother me unless he has shoes on, and as long he is not being dangerous. I think he will go out it. Boys are active, it gets hard in winter as they can’t go outside as much, I have noticed my boy does it more in winter.

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