The kids are at the age where they like to bounce on things. The reallllllly like to bounce on the couch. While it does indeed look like fun, it is not good for the life span of the couch. I tried many things to get them to stop, but I happened to be at the Guilford Waste Transfer Station the other day and found a mini trampoline designed for exercise for people with limited mobility. Since it had been discarded, I thought why not try it. I took it home, cleaned it up and showed the kids how to bounce on it. That was all it took. Now they are experts and they have not jumped on the couch since.