MANY PARENTS are looking for ways to make their jobs easier and their skills more effective. Joseph Procaccini offers these two tricks of the trade gleaned from his years as a parent, a professor of education and a student of families:
* Always say "yes" to children, even though it has the same effect as a no.
"May I take your car and go to Ocean City for the weekend?" asks your teen-ager. "Yes, when you are 23," says a father, following Procaccini's advice.
Children hear "no" so often, it's a relief for them to get a "yes" once in a while, he says. "It's gimmicky," Procaccini admits, but ,, the child will probably leave the discussion with a good feeling, thinking "the guy's half decent."