In general, you use minor restrictions, time outs, and/or extra chores for minor problems and reminders. When more than that is needed, you use corporal punishment. You generally use a three tiered system, for mild, medium, and serious. You also have an idea of how you'd handle felony misbehavior, but you've never had to deal with that, so you're not sure.
In the last few months, your oldest son, Henry, reached his teens. You remember how much you hated being 'whupped' when you were a teenager, so you've switched to grounding or more severe restrictions for him.
When you got home today, you caught your three boys breaking multiple rules - leaving without doing chores and without letting anyone know where they were going (or even that they were going).
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
At the same time Rick is complaining it's not fair that he still gets spanked, while Henry is complaining that it's not fair that his weekend gets ruined while the other boys just get spanked.
Are you sticking with your first instincts or will you listen to feedback?
Extra Credit: what is 'medium' and what can each boy anticipate when you get them home?