Sara Au

Author and journalist in Orlando, writing about parenting/health issues. Co-author of Stress-Free Discipline & Stress-Free Potty Training. Mom of a teen boy and a tween girl.

Sara Bridget Au is a journalist specializing in parenting and health issues, in addition to being mom to her teenage son and tween daughter. A Syracuse University graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, she’s written for such publications as ePregnancy Magazine,, Runner’s World, and FitBody Magazine. She also works for Orange County Public Schools, the 10th largest school district in the nation. Together with pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Pete Stavinoha, she is the author of Stress-Free Discipline (AMACOM, 2015) and Stress-Free Potty Training (AMACOM, 2008). In her life B.C. (before children), she produced breaking news and top story coverage for CNN.

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