Here at haven HQ, we’ve been through enough collective school holidays to notice some pretty persistent patterns. It’s got us thinking about the kinds of ‘school holiday parents’ we are.

Some are super-organised superheroes, while others prefer to slow down and go with the flow. Then, of course, there are those of us whose work lives can’t be put on pause like the kids’ schooling can.

We’ve narrowed down five stereotypical school holiday parents – do any of them speak to you? Or, do you recognise the parents around you? Take the quiz and let us know!



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