About the Author
Bruce Benko, grew up in the small town of Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe. In 1987 he decided to pursue a career teaching gymnastics, and moved to Houston, Texas. He found people whom he considered the best in the fields of education and gymnastics and made their work his “classroom.”
In 1992, he started a mobile gymnasium called Texas Tumblers which at its core is a non-competitive, age-appropriate, gross motor development program. Because his programs were designed to be located at the child’s school, he was able to observe and interact with parents, teachers, and administrators where he learned from many different education systems. Bruce’s “fly on the wall” approach allowed him to observe what did and did not work with children and gave him an insight that very few people ever get. Bruce plans to travel the country giving lectures, speaking at conferences, and holding workshops sharing firsthand how he gains the trust and respect of children and parents alike.
In 2010, Coach Bruce began writing a behavioral curriculum called Giving Children a Voice. His intention is to help adults understand The Gymnastics of Love & Discipline, so children can learn through communication and respect. Understanding "why" children misbehave or don't comply based on the child's age-appropriate developmental scale was the key to his success. Learning when children understood concepts like time, reasoning, and that others have feelings allowed him to create a successful approach when addressing children s behavior.
Introduction to Coach Bruce