I try not to "Take" things away from her, but when things are unsafe for her to hold or highly breakable (she's a climbing monkey and gets things that I "think" are out of reach!), I do tell her that I need said item back and I tell her why and offer her a compromise. Usually, I barter for a similar item or something else interesting for her.
I know that this is normal behavior, but I'm worried that her running away is going to get her hurt because she is not paying attention to where she is going or thinking about what item is in her hands. We have a huge stone hearth fireplace in the center of our house that I don't want her to run into and outside...well, grass is fine, but today she did the run away thing in a parking lot and it scared the heck out of me. Plus, she has started doing this with items that do not belong to us (they might belong to a store or a complete stranger)
Tonight when she did this again it was with a silly item. The coffee spoon on the counter. After she calmed down from crying, I sat down with her and spoke with her and she told me that she really wanted the spoon. I asked her to next time, just ask Mama for it and if it is safe and okay to have that I'd happily give it to her. And if something wasn't safe or okay, we'd come up with a compromise of something else she might like.
I think she understood some of this, but I realize she is only a young 2 so, this may have been to much.
Have any of you dealt with this and if so, how did you handle it? Any suggestions on how I can better handle it?