The Preparental Self-Assessment

How prepared, and how comfortable, do you feel when you think about moving towards parenthood?

This free self-assessment helps you to identify gaps in your knowledge, experience and preparation, so you can prioritise your planning.

Everyone’s different.

You may need to do less, or more, or different kinds of, preparation for parenthood compared to others, in order to feel ready and to be ready.

Wherever you are right now, it’s OK.

The Self-Assessment is really simple: just take a bit of time to answer some multi-choice questions, and get clarity on what you might benefit from planning, before you become a parent. Then, if you wish, have a chat with us!

Comprehensive online questionnaire

It takes about 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire, but all the questions are multi-choice.

An email with your Preparedness Score

Straight away, you’ll receive an email with your overall Preparedness Score, and a summary score in each of 14 different planning areas.

Within 24 hours, a detailed pdf with a full breakdown of your answers

Most people find this the most useful report. It is a record of where they are in relation to parenthood, both practically and emotionally. This is super-helpful for sharing with your partner if you have one.

A WhatsApp or email chat about your priorities

If you’d like to chat about your priorities, or find out how Preparental might help you with your specific planning priorities, we’re available on WhatsApp or email to chat with you – and very happy to do so, with no pressure to buy anything!

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You might be wondering….

Preparental is the home of parenthood planning, offering practical support to non-parents.

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