Not long ago my daughter informed me (and my wife) that she and her BFF are atheists. My daughter and her friend announced their atheism in a very matter fact way while we were all watching TV. For them it was no big deal, kind of like "I like this show and BTW I am an atheist". Although, I had suspected her best friend was an atheist I was not sure about my daughter.
Not only am I a proud father, I am a proud father of a young atheist. My daughter will be a sophomore in high school this fall and is not only a critical thinker but a straight A honors student. What makes me proudest though is that she came to the realization she is an atheist on her own without any pressure from me. In fact, I refused to talk to her about my atheism because I did not want to put any influence, positive or negative, on her.
My daughter excels in math and science and she is my hope for the future.