I never allowed my kids to drink from glass glasses until they were way older. My son is 18, still will drink from a plastic one, sometimes he will use glass. My SS, NEVER. He is very accident prone so he knows to use plastic (tupperware).
At what age do you let/think a kid can or should use glass for drinking? What age did you let your kids?
Wow. My kids are four and twenty months and they can drink from glass as long as theyre at the table. Typically we dont-theyre kept in a separate cabinet and therefore not reached for as often, but I dont have a problem giving them glass with their meals. It's a cup-if it gets broken, the world isnt going to end and as long as theyre sitting, I make them stay in their chairs until it's cleaned up but I dont even know the last time that was an issue.
In Montessori we believe that the breakable nature of glass makes it self teaching or self correcting and our children begin to use glass once they move from the toddler class to the Primary, sometime between the age of two and three. As such my son learned to be quite careful and he rarely broke anything and he always preferred glass drinking vessels, as he does still now as an adult. In our house the usual "breaker" is my husband and not my son...lol...he didn't have the advantage of a Montessori education!