Last week, Quinn was determined to watch a movie and that ment pulling down the projector screen. She carefully constructed a stool on top of the ottoman cushion to enable her to reach up high enough. I told her it wasn't safe and she was going to fall. She of course countered and said that she was being safe.
She fell, and probably hurt herself, but she didn't let it show.
I then did an experiment where we stacked up blocks on the floor and had her try to jump to knock them over. Then did the same experiment on the cushion . Clearly the pile was less stable on the cushion.
You could see Quinn processing, that the next time she needed more solid surfaces (like the buffet) for her next climbing adventures. I love teachable moments!