We help parents positively manage their child’s behavior

At Tuesday’s Child, we have invested more than 35 years in equipping parents of challenging children (ages 18 months up to their 7th birthday) with the skills they need to positively manage their child’s behavior. Although we provide a variety of services, our most life-changing offering is our evidence-based Behavioral Intervention program for challenging children and their parents.

During this 8 to 10 week program, we address a child’s behavior issues from two angles. Our behavior experts and peer mentors equip parents with strategies that can help them regain parental control and build a positive, trusting bond with their child. At the same time, in a nearby classroom, child behavior experts introduce the child to the same techniques in a supportive, play-based environment. After completing the program, parents have the skills to manage their child’s challenging behavior and to coach their son or daughter toward success.

An integral element of our program is peer mentorship.  In an environment free of judgment, the mentors provide support and parent training to new families that join our program. Each family is paired with a peer mentor who has completed the program with his/her own child and gone through the peer mentor training program. Each family will receive guidance in an up close and personal way from someone who was once in your shoes and can help you succeed. 

Each Peer Mentor Program includes the following:

  • Individualized Peer Mentor/Parent time
  • Psychologist and Director of Parent Education co-lead group session time
  • Group discussion
  • Psychologist observations on site of your child in the Behavioral Intervention classroom
  • Developmental Screening screener, if applicable

Alumni Success Story

“I didn’t feel like I was in charge anymore. I was always waiting for the next explosion…
It’s not about punishment. It’s about getting children to do the right thing.”
– Denise Frank

Program Hours

10-week Behavioral Intervention Group

(Choice of Peer Mentor Parent Training)

Current Peer Mentor Groups

Wednesday Mornings (9:30 AM to Noon) 

  • February 1, 2023 – April 5, 2023
  • April 19, 2023 – June 21, 2023

Current 10 -Week BI Groups

Tuesday Mornings (9:30 a.m to Noon)

  • January 10, 2022 – March 14, 2023
  • March 21, 2023 – May 23, 2023

Wednesday Mornings (9:30 a.m. to Noon)- Possible Peer Mentor Group

  • February 1, 2023 – April 5, 2023
  • April 19, 2023 –June 21, 2023

Wednesday Afternoons (1p.m. to 3:30pm)

  • February 15, 2023–April 19, 2023
  • May 3, 2023 –July 5, 2023

8-week Behavioral Intervention Group

Current 8 -Week BI Groups

Tuesday Mornings (9:30 am-Noon)

  • June 6, 2023 – August 1, 2023

Wednesday Mornings (9:30 a.m. to Noon)

  • November 16, 2022 – January 25, 2023 (OFF 11/23, 12/28, 1/04) 

Wednesday Afternoons (1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

  • November 30, 2022- February 1, 2023

Saturday Mornings (9:30 a.m. to Noon)

  • November 12, 2022 – January 28, 2023 (OFF 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
  • February 4. 2023 – March 25, 2023
  • April 1, 2023 – May 20, 2023

Ready to sign up?    Begin the intake process today >


  • Director of Parent Education: Cheryl Kaplan -cheryl@tuesdayschildchicago.org
  • Clinical Psychologists: Dr. Rich Arend – rarend@tuesdayschildchicago.org
    • Dr. Connie Weil – cweil@tuesdayschildchicago.org
  • Lead Teacher: Juanita Tullis – jatullis@tuesdayschildchicago.org
  • Teaching Staff: Fran Smith – fasmith@tuesdayschildchicago.org


Enrollment Questions? Contact our office at 773.573.6936 or sign up for your intake here! https://tuesdayschildchicago.org/intake-meeting/


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Learn about how Behavioral Intervention may impact your family’s specific challenges:


ADHD | Autism | Behavior Disorders | Child Development | Parent Training
Sensory Processing Disorder | Special Needs