Mom of 8 yr old, I'm a Mom of 11 yr old who had to mod his client many times too; and on horrible laptop with busted clicker, in bad old days of early modding of the game. Nowadays all is so much easier to install mods for Minecraft; nonetheless, do you still need any help or advice with installation? Forge needs to be done carefully, and I have a preferred method. Once you have Forge installed, the rest of forge mods should be simple to just pop into mods folder. But Forge needs to be set up and operating, when you start your client, before you attempt to put in mods after that. PM me of you are stuck at all. I used to sit up all night sometimes in the old days of a couple of years ago, trying to get Clay Soldiers etc going. Funny to remember!
I am compelled to join forums of all mod/plugin sites having witnessed my beloved Bukkit and Spigot go down, my plea to developers; get together, make a new game from your existing mod and plugin ideas. Do it before Microsoft does 'bork things up', as mentioned here at Forge. Do it before they try to copy what you've already done. Do it before they try to scare you off doing it; remember that Infiminer was a blocky game existing before Minecraft; it's quite legit to make another blocky game. Make it different enough; with your modding ideas as they are now, it's totally different enough already! You DO own copyright to YOUR IDEAS. As in the components of your mods that were not created by Mojang. It DOES NOT MATTER what agreement you clicked on to be allowed to mod Minecraft; especially if any of you were under 18 at the time of agreeing (that agreement is then null and void). And terms of agreements are often too confusing to be legally binding. Also, the agreement with Mojang was mainly about letting them use your ideas, rather than about you using them, except in now allowing you to sell them. So you can ergo use them in other creations of your own. I beg you to get together on this mission as soon as you can, and while you still have the audience you have. I will help all I can. I'm not a modder, but I am a phenomenal digital artist and a journalist; let me help with anything that I can. Send me a PM if you need help. Form a group that co-owns the new game, so that it is not owned by an individual, and therefore is not in the same danger of being sold off. And good luck. But please, add a boss mob called The Notcher, which steals your stuff. I wanna take it down...