Pacifiers. How to wean a child from the pacifier.
Personally, I have never faced with such problem. My son just stopped using it. One day he took the pacifier out of his mouth and said, "No need." I've heard so many different ways thought up by parents: someone pretending to throw the dummy in the window and said that the birds took it away, someone cut and shortens the dummy that the child was awkward to use it. I think that you should not torture the child, he wean from it himself. Well, at least I never saw one child who went to school with a pacifier.
I have heard about cutting the ends too, doesn't seem like torture at all.. just learning that it doesn't work for themselves like it used to :) I have also heard of "giving them to new babies" and it makes want to be a big kid and do good :)