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 six and younger 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 12 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.

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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

12-week Behavioral Intervention Group
(includes full Peer Mentor Parent Training)

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

  • Rolling admissions begin September 14, 2021

Tuesday Afternoons (1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

  • Rolling admissions begin October 5, 2021

8-week Behavioral Intervention Group

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

  • October 13, 2021 – December 8, 2021
  • January 5, 2022 – February 23, 2022
  • March 5, 2022 – April 20, 2022
  • April 27, 2022 – June 15, 2022

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

  • September 11, 2021 – November 6, 2021 (no group 10/23)
  • November 13, 2021 – January 22, 2022 (no group 11/27, 12/25, 1/1)
  • January 29, 2022 – March 19, 2022 
  • March 26, 2022 – May 21, 2022 (no group 4/16)


Director of Parent Education: JoAnne Loper – jloper@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

Jessica Adamusik – jadamusik@tuesdayschildchicago.org

Billing: Gigi Granato – ggranato@tuesdayschildchicago.org

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

Executive Director: Dr. Beverly A. Echols bechols@tuesdayschildchicago.org

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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