Oh MissSymmonds you have my sympathy! Please remember that being away fro teaching for any time leaves you feeling like everything has changed dramatically. That feeling is SO normal. I 's say re Golden Time .. whatever works for you do it. My 'share teacher' has just returned to a classroom position after a few years. I feel she is BRILLIANT because she seems to know what to do. Questioned about it .. she is exactly feeling what you are feeling, but smiles and battles on. My behaviour management with a large and difficult class is 'very firm boundaries', but mine aren't nearly as firm as some! I do my utmost to stay positive, but sometimes it' s a survival thing! And actually after having your own children your outlook changes.