My 22 month old has recently begun using physical aggression a lot more. I'm kinda having a hard time figuring out the best way to approach this/ deal with it. She talks well, so it's not that she is lacking the words to communicate (which is what I attributed it to when dd1 was that age and having physical aggression issues). I think it's just frustration/ lack of impulse control. But I don't know what to do. It is developmentally appropriate and understandable, but not acceptable, ya know? I got so frustrated yesterday when I was trying to put her down for a nap (we cosleep) and she kept hitting and kicking me because she did not want to go to sleep. (For the record, she was beyond exhausted.) I finally got tired of the abuse and just left the room/ closed the door and let her CIO. (I dont believe in CIO, but I was just so frustrated I didnt know what to do.) She only cried halfheartedly and only for about two or three minutes, so it's not like she was screaming for hours or anything, but still, I just don't know what to do. Anyone have any ideas for how to cope with toddler aggression? Mostly we just hold her hands/ feet and say "No hitting or no kicking; gentle touches." We have talked about things that it is okay to hit (play dough, pillows, the mattress) vs not ok (people, cats). But when angry, she doesnt care. She'll laugh while hitting also, so even in the moment, she knows that it is not okay.