"I Can't Do It! I'm Not Good! "

Parents hear this every day. 


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Research shows that children's lack of perseverance and self-esteem impacts their levels of personal and overall effectiveness.

This makes parents' life very challenging. 

Statistics Canada reports that 31 percent of children have a low-to-moderate level of self-esteem.

The full potential of children is not being fully realized. 

Negative inner self-talk of children leads to the avoidance of difficult tasks without even making the effort to try. 

They find excuses when they feel they are not up to the task and they waste valuable time.

Busy convincing themselves of their lack of ability, they close themselves off from learning and their future is affected.

Feeling defeated and frustrated, these children have a strong tendency to criticize others, act maliciously, isolate themselves, talk back to their parents, be unaware of consequences and have difficulty making friends.

Parents who face this problem are looking for resources to positively transform children's inner language.


Transform children's inner-language to build self-esteem and perseverance is possible!

By raising self-esteem, children will have tools to persevere, even if they do not succeed at the first attempt. They build confidence to face new challenges. 

Trusting their own ability, they are actively involved in learning. They become proud of what they can accomplish.

Empowering the mind at an early age is essential to enabling children to build a solid foundation for their future.


is a ready-to-use learning resource for parents

of children between 5 and 9 y.o.


Children learn how to change their inner-language through the adventures of Captain Vic and Captain Miserable. 

Have fun introducing your children to a simple and effective way to create the habit of positive self-talk.

This learning resource includes:

an educational manual

27 online animations

downloadable material


  1. 1
    Become aware of negative thoughts.
  2. 2
    Empower children to control their inner-language. 
  3. 3
    Teach the children a simple three-step technique to reprogram their thoughts to promote self-esteem and confidence.

The reason why this learning resource is effective is because it combines the experience of Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

8 times International No.1 Bestselling Author

Confidence Expert and Neurosciences Specialist

with the experience of Marielle Plamondon

35 years of experience as a teacher

Mother of two awesome daughters


"My son just took out his two-wheeled bike for the season. At first, he asked me to put his support wheels back on, which were removed last fall. But then he changed his mind: he was able to last year, so he won't be like Captain Miserable, and he'll try again on two wheels."

A delighted mother

"From a teacher’s point of view, what I like best about the program is that there is no preparation required. It is all there, ready to go." 

Tonya Ganderton
Grade 4 teacher

"Dear Captain Vic has helped a lot over the past year! My son Liam is really empowered and gained a lot of self-confidence. At home, for real, Captain Vic brings a lot of positive things! Thank you for this great initiative, this program is great!"

Kenny L. 
Liam's mother, six years old

"My grandson Olivier, five years old, asked his uncle to color with him. His uncle told him no, because he's not good at coloring. Olivier replied that he shouldn't say that because his parrot will repeat it in his head: ‘Not good! Not good! Not good!"

Grandma Marlène

"You can use the Awesome Technique in dance. If you try to learn a new step and you can't do it, you can panic and say, ‘I can't do that. It's way too hard!’ You could also choose to calm down and say to yourself, ‘Maybe I could train on the weekends to improve.’"

Third-grade student

“Elie was doing the game ‘Find the Seven Differences’ in the newspaper. He found six, but the last one was particularly difficult to find. I offered to help her. Elie answered: ‘No need, Grandma. I'm able to find it, I'm Captain Vic.’»


"Mathis wanted to cut circles out of cardboard. The ones he cut were crooked. On the verge of tears, he came to me to tell me that it didn't work, that the circles he cut are ugly. I asked him what Captain Vic would do in his place. He replied that he would do the Awesome Technique. So, he applied it and found the solution on his own, to draw circles with a plate before cutting." 

Kindergarten teacher

“It is winter, and children get dressed in the classroom for recess. As the boots are wet, I tell the students: ‘No boots on the carpet!’ Livia said to me, ‘Mrs., you speak like Captain Miserable. Our parrot repeats in our head: Boots on the carpet! Boots on the mat!’ So together, we found a phrase worthy of Captain Vic: Boots on the floor!”

Kindergarten teacher

“Nathan was having difficulty writing his name in script letters. He threw his pencil and said, ‘I can't write my name.’ I asked him what his parrot hears and repeats in his head. He answered that his parrot repeats the words: ‘I can’t, I can’t’. I asked him what he really wanted and he said, ‘I want to be able to write my name.’ He then applied the Awesome Technique and included the magic phrase. On his own, Nathan found the solution, to practice writing his name on the board every day to become skilled.”


"Imagine you're playing baseball and you're at bat. If you say: ‘I’m going to strike’, you will probably strike. But if you say: ‘I’ll hit the ball’, you are more likely to hit the ball."

Fourth-grade student

Transform children's inner-language to build self-esteem and perseverance


of children between 5 and 9 years old


*Registration is valid until August 30th. Your membership follows the school calendar.

Marielle Plamondon

Teacher for 35 years

Co-Founder TYA Education

Creation Director for the THINK Yourself® ACADEMY for KIDS

Who is Marielle Plamondon?

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher. My love of children has been with me for a long time. At the age of ten, I was already babysitting my young cousins. Later, I became involved in leading different groups of children in my community.

Therefore, it was natural for me to choose a career in education.  While studying at university, I went to France to improve my skills as a summer camp instructor.  I worked there for a summer and came back filled with unique new experiences. 

With my bachelor's degree, I left for Ontario to be a teacher. For six years, I taught French immersion: first for the Petawawa Military Base School, then for the Durham School Board of Education in Oshawa. I taught kindergarten to grade seven. I was also a music teacher and a librarian. As I was not satisfied with the French shows offered to our students, I wrote, produced and performed a play suitable to their language level. The show was seen by all the students of the school district’s immersion schools.

Back in Quebec in my native area, I still teach with the same passion, for Portneuf School District. With my guitar and my devoted puppet Pierre Roquet, I am perfectly happy with my precious students. 

When Nathalie spoke to me about her project to create a program for children, her enthusiasm and dynamism easily convinced me to join her. 

We connected from the beginning and the pleasure of building this program grew unexpectedly fast.

Each story was tested with my kindergarten students. Their great interest in the characters and their adventures confirmed that we were on the right track and that this program filled a need. I also validated the questions and discussions with them for each unit. Adjustments were made along the way to enhance this program. Students often sing Captain Vic's song and remind me to give instructions with words that would please our Captain! These reminders clearly demonstrate the integration of the concepts taught.

It is with pride that we present this proven program to develop self-awareness, self-esteem, awareness of inner dialogue and positive thinking.  Reprogramming thoughts with positive words is possible, even at the age of five.

Have fun with your students reformulating thoughts in a positive way. With this simple and effective program, you will be surprised with the results. 

I would have loved to have had Captain Vic with me thirty-five years ago when I started teaching, for the well-being of the students.

Have a great time!

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

CEO and Founder of the THINK Yourself® ACADEMY

Co-Founder of TYA Education

Who is Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas?

2021 Canadian Presenter of the Year Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas is a Confidence Expert. She works with people who want to get rid of their negative self-talk and unlock their full potential. She brings entrepreneurs the Clarity they need to make money living from their passion. She is international No.1 Bestselling Author of fifteen books about success, communication, wellness and empowerment. She is the Founder and CEO of the THINK Yourself® ACADEMY, offering keynotes and trainings, leading-edge online courses, laser-focus business strategy and one-on-one transformation coaching.

Along the past 30 years, she has inspired over 100,000 audience members and empowered thousands of clients internationally to get rid of their negative self-talk. She combines over 10 years of experience in human resources, 25 years of experience in sales and over 30 years in the fitness industry. In 2007, she was "Fitness Instructor of the Year" for Canada.

Hi, my name is Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas and I grew up in a small town outside of Quebec City. My parents were positive thinking freaks. There were signs everywhere in the house: "You can do this","You are awesome", etc. My parents were brain washing us into being very positive. On Sundays, we did not have to go to church. Instead, we had to sit down in the living room and listen to motivational tapes: Og Mandino, Jean-Marc Chaput, Zig Ziglar. 

They successfully turned the shy, scared and lonely kid that I was into a confident young woman wanting to change the world. Fitness was the first platform I discovered. Thirty-two years ago, I started teaching fitness classes, became a personal trainer, then later a nutrition and wellness specialist. I was giving conferences, mentoring instructors, and changing the world through fitness. In 2007 I was the Fitness Instructor of the Year in Canada. 

One day I realized that my most successful clients were not so just because I was giving them a better kale salad recipe or because I was showing them a better way to squat. It was because they were starting to change the way they were thinking. Before that time, I thought that people who did not get the same parents as I did were stuck with their negative personality set in stone. I did not know how to ‘make them positive.’

I realized it was possible to change at a much deeper level than the physical body. I spent the following 10 years studying neuroscience, brain programming, neurolinguistic programming (NLP), reading hundreds of books and attending courses and conferences. A decade and two Master’s certifications later, I created a system based on the work of Robert Dilts, recognized internationally as one of the foremost developers, trainers and practitioners of NLP. The D.N.A. System I created is a proven three-step system, to reprogram the brain to change negative self-talk, and transform thoughts into a serving force to support living life to its full potential.

This system is the base of my No.1 International Bestselling THINK Yourself® book series. THINK Yourself® THIN, THINK Yourself® SUCCESSFUL, THINK Yourself® A RELATIONSHIPS PRO, THINK Yourself® CLEAN, THINK Yourself® HEALTHY, THINK Yourself® GRATEFUL, and online courses: THINK Yourself® CONFIDENT, THINK Yourself® WEALTHY, THINK Yourself® A BUSINESS PRO, THINK Yourself® A TECH PRO.

The THINK Yourself® ACADEMY now has trainers teaching my material across Canada at events organized by the Academy or for businesses, organizations, conventions, associations, etc. 

The THINK Yourself® ACADEMY for KIDS was created in 2010, and has been providing fitness programs (Zumba, Hip Hop, Yoga) in over 70 elementary schools in British Columbia. Making children move and learn respect and confidence through music has been part of the Academy’s mission for over a decade.

The THINK Yourself® POSITIVE for KIDS vision is to empower children’s minds at a young age and exponentially change the world.


Children’s behaviours are linked to their thoughts. The way they think has a fundamental effect on how they act in specific situations, how they feel about themselves, how they treat others and how they react when facing challenges. Research shows that children’s inner dialogue and self-talk are not as positive as we would hope. 

According to Dr. Raj Rahunathan, Ph.D., the brain generates between

12 000 and 50 000 thoughts per day. 

His research shows that up to

70% of these thoughts are negative.

THINK Yourself® POSITIVE goes beyond teaching the students behaviours and skills, it teaches them how to transform the root cause of their internal thoughts.

This learning resource has been strategically created to empower children to use positive words in their thinking, transforming their thoughts and their inner dialogue into a solid, serving mindset, to use as a foundation on which to build a bright future.

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas is co-creator of this learning resource and founder of the THINK Yourself® ACADEMY and THINK Yourself® ACADEMY for KIDS.

She spent over ten years studying neuroscience.

After her two bachelors' degrees (Baccalaureate Business Administration, International Baccalaureate Macroeconomic) and close to 400 hours studying neurosciences (Practitioner & Master Practitioner diplomas in NLP) attending courses and conferences, she created a three-step system to transform negative self-talk into a serving force that supports living life to its full potential.

Her system is based on the work of Robert Dilts, recognized internationally as one of the foremost developers, trainers and practitioners of NLP. 

She used this system to create her No.1 International Bestselling THINK Yourself® book series and online courses that got her recognized on a global scale.


*Registration is valid until August 30th. Your membership follows the school calendar.

This learning resource is for your children if:

  • You have witnessed negative behaviours. 
  • You believe that they are not confident in their own abilities and skills. 
  • You know that they have the potential to be so much more.
  • You observe their lack of resiliency when it comes to learning a new skill. 
  • You love your children and want to share the gift of inner power.

Ou si vous avez déjà entendu:

  • I am stupid.
  • I wish I could.
  • I can’t do this.
  • I am always last.
  • I will never be smart like the others.
  • That’s not for me.
  • Nobody likes me.
  • I don’t know how.
  • I am just not good at it.

Here is "what you get".

Some of You May Be Thinking :


27 Online Animations

Downloadable Educational Manual

Downloadable Material

5 Units

Your Inner Power 

Your Inner Parrot

Your Inner Words

Your Inner Magic

Your Inner Victory




Completion Certificate

Drawings, posters, song and more


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Transform children's inner-language to build self-esteem and perseverance

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