We help parents positively manage their child’s behavior

At Tuesday’s Child, we have invested more than 40 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.

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 Groups

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

  • December 5, 2023 – February 27, 2024
  • March 5, 2024 – May 7, 2024

Wednesday Mornings (9:30 a.m. to Noon)–  *Peer Mentor Group

  • Rolling Admission- Beginning January 10, 2024

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

  • January 17th, 2024 – March 20th, 2024
  • April 3rd, 2024 – June 3rd, 2024

8-week Behavioral Intervention Groups

Thursday Mornings 9:30 AM-Noon (Familias Felices)

  • January 11, 2024 – February 29

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

  • March 16, 2024 – May 11, 2024 (class is full)
Summer Series

  • May 29-July 24 (Wed AM)
  • May 30-July 25 (Thur AM)
  • June 4-  July 23 (Tues AM)

Tuesday’s Child and Behavioral Intervention will be closed the following day: 

  • Dec 22-Jan 2, 2024
  • Jan 16, 2024
  • Mar 30, 2024
  • May 28, 2024
  • June 19, 2024

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Not sure if this program is right for your family? Complete a short survey to find out >

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/

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