Our friend has a punishment system which works for her family. The middle has once upon a time, tried to instill it here with large failure.
Recently, the wife instilled it, which led to the following conversation with my sister:
Me: Yeah, so the wife instituted a "strike system".
Sis: Really? What is that and how does it work?
Me: Well, when the kids get in trouble, she makes a mark on a piece of paper and calls it a strike. You get 5 and you lose privileges.
Sis: And does it work?
Me: I don't really know. I like my "strike" system better. If a kid screws up and I'm within striking distance, I do. If they really screw up and I have to chase them, they probably get more than one...That I KNOW works...