The toddler years can be one of the hardest years yet. From tantrums, to potty training and not listening every parent faces hardships during this phase. Simple tricks and tips can help make a huge difference when it comes to tackling these tough situations. Looking for a clever way to get your kid to ditch the pacifier? Set a date and tell your kid that day is Big Kid day, to celebrate him becoming a Big Kid and not needing his pacifier anymore. Giving him something to look forward to can ease the loss of his paci (and make sure to plan a special treat or activity, too). Check out some other ways to help these years a little smoother. What are your tips for getting through the toddler phase?