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KarynLee
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They are solid, IMO.

I am assuming the look you’re going for is a soft matte feel, which is hard to nail without messing with colours.

I have nothing to say about the first.
The second, the top of the railing visible in the top right is highly distracting, and it’s already a very bust picture. I’d crop out any unnecessary distractions.
The 3rd you’ve really caught a moment and I love it, but the white balance is off. It’s very cool.
I like the 4, and I imagine that you can read the text on your screen, but I can’t read it from this end, and I would really like to. Also, the bright patched of green/yellow are distracting behind the paper, I’d tone those down a bit.
The 5th is good, but I would spot remove those dust specs, and crop a little differently. Dead Center makes this more boring, not more exciting.
I again like the 6th for the moment you caught. I hate how her hands are half cropped out – don’t limb chop! In an instance where you just happened to catch it (as I suspect this shot is) crop in between joints – so, crop above her wrist, etc. This gives the impression that her arm comtinues on. If you limb chop halfway through a hand or a write, it’s distracting. Also, these are cool and there is lots of magenta in the skin. Is your monitor calibrated?
7th, I like this, I would have show a little from the left side, so there was less table in the shot. At the very least, clone out the distracting elements on the table, so it’s not obviously intruding on the image.
And the 8th, this is good, I like this moment. Again, skin tones are too cool, and the mom’s hand is half in the picture. Also, the bright white in the bottom left corner draw the eye, I’d crop that out entirely.

All in all, good. Your composition and timing are good, and your camera settings semm sound. Now it’s just the little details that will take a good image to a great image!