"All "hyperactivity" is an attempt to self stimulate.". ADHD minds are looking for stimulation, a jump start. Which is why we tend to get addictions, electronics can become a crutch, and I am addicted to anything sugar. When wanting to help you or your ADHD child don't look for ways to calm them down, look for ways to stimulate their brain by art projects, games, or activities. I think you would be surprised how much it helps them. How do you help stimulate you or your child's brain?