Home > Daily-tips 30 August 2013 Help for hyperactive kids Having a hyperactive child can be both tiring and stressful. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can make things easier for yourself and your kid. 0 iStock Having a hyperactive child can be both tiring and stressful. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can make things easier for yourself and your kid.Take action:Set rules, consequences and boundaries – write them down and stick the paper up in a place where the whole family can see it; set and maintain a routine; make sure that free time is scheduled into the routine and use this time for a trip to the park or for a favourite activity – give your child a chance to act naturally and free; teach your child deep breathing and relaxation techniques – this brings harmony to the nervous system and calms the brain; exercise as a family – this is an outlet for pent up and restless energy; praise and reward good behaviour; and seek professional help.Did you know that adults could also suffer from ADHD? More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Hot chocolate could help ease painful clogged leg vessels Parenting Pregnant moms who smoke, drink put babies at risk of SIDS Medical THE REAL POLLEN COUNT: Grass season spreading to the coast Medical Will brushing and flossing protect you against stroke? Medical How parents can help their sleep-deprived teens Medical One boy's battle back from mysterious polio-like illness Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.